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Burglarizing monkeys, pranking pelicans, and simply just outright fraud: These themes dominate the 2019 list of the year's most bizarre insurance claims.

The list comes from Australia's largest travel insurance comparison site Comparetravelinsurance.com.au. Researchers surveyed some of the most prominent travel insurance providers in Australia and New Zealand about their most notable claims in 2019, and the answers are a trip in and of itself.

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Danielle Ling

Danielle Ling is an experienced video journalist and business reporter. As associate editor, Danielle manages all multimedia and reports on industry news and risk-related coverage, managing all weather-related content. A University of Maryland and Philip Merrill College of Journalism alum, Danielle previously served as a video journalist for Verizon FiOS 1 News NJ, Push Pause. Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn or email her at [email protected].