Escaped monkey in Cairngorms was running from fight, says keeper

Japanese macaques, also known as snow monkeys, have been a long-established feature of the Highland Wildlife Park’s collection.

The park had a troop of 37 monkeys, before one got out.

Kincraig resident Carl Nagle said he was having a “lazy Sunday morning” when he read on a local Facebook group that the village had an unusual visitor.

“I looked out the window and there he was, proud as punch, standing against the fence eating nuts that had fallen down from one of the bird feeders,” he told BBC Scotland News.

“He hung out, he looked a bit shifty like he was where he wasn’t supposed to be, which was true.

“He wandered around the garden a bit – we thought he’d gone but he came back and then he was up on the bird feeders trying to get into them. He was having a really good go – he worked harder at it than a squirrel.”

Source: BBC News

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