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Charities benefit in monkey selfie row

A BIZARRE legal battle over a monkey’s selfie photos has been settled — with animal charities set to benefit.

The photographer who owned the camera used by Naruto agreed to donate 25 per cent of future earnings from the images to help protect crested macaques in Indonesia.

A California appeal court did not rule on who owns the copyright or who would keep the rest of the revenue.

Activist group Peta sued on Naruto’s behalf in 2015. But Briton David Slater argued he engineered the photos in 2008 by spending three days with monkeys in the Sulawesi jungle and gaining their trust.