Sitting and eating peanuts: a male Japanese macaque that escaped from an eco-park was found in Scotland

Sitting and eating peanuts: a male Japanese macaque that escaped from an eco-park was found in Scotland

In Scotland, on the fourth day after the escape, a male Japanese macaque that escaped from the Highland Wildlife Park was found.

The monkey was spotted at a bird feeder, writes The Guardian.

The missing animal was discovered by a local resident in Highlands Gardens, which is located 2.2 kilometers from the wildlife park where the male lived.

The man reported that the macaque was sitting on the feeder and eating peanuts that he had left for the birds the day before.

Rescuers later arrived at the scene and launched a drone to get closer to the animal. After that, the monkey was shot with a tranquilizer dart and taken to a park, where it was first examined by a veterinarian and then released into an enclosure.

“The bird feeder saved the day as it would have been very difficult to hit him with a dart in the open. We’re happy he’s back and safe.”said Wildlife Park Manager Keith Gilchrist.

He added that the macaque was unharmed and doing well after spending four nights in the wild.

We will remind that the animal jumped over the fence of the enclosure on January 28. They searched for her, in particular, with the help of a drone with a thermal imager.

There are 37 monkeys living in the park in a group of macaques, so according to the audience, fights with competitors could have provoked the escape of the macaques.

Earlier, we reported that in the Ternopil region, thanks to a drone, a cow was found that was lost among sunflowers.

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