Longleat macaque grabs its chance for freedom
Saturday 21 July 2012
They are notorious for their antics on Longleat's safari drive but one monkey has prompted a search by staff and police after escaping from the park.
The primate is thought to have made its bid for freedom on Thursday afternoon after it was spotted outside the park.
Staff from Longleat Safari Park have been leading the search for the "low-risk" monkey with the help of officers from Wiltshire Police.
It is thought the juvenile rhesus macaque could be in the Corsley area after a sighting in the village early yesterday.
A spokesman for Longleat said: "The monkey is the approximate size and weight of a small domestic cat. Due to its small size the monkey poses minimal threat to the public."
- 1 The black and blue dress: Makers considering a white and gold version
- 2 Man to be beheaded in Saudi Arabia after ripping up a Koran and hitting it with his shoe
- 3 Husband and wife die holding hands within hours of each other after 67 years of marriage
- 4 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
- 5 The remarkable archaeological underwater discovery that could open up a new chapter in the study of European and British prehistory
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Cash for access' scandal: Sir Malcolm Rifkind says 'unrealistic' for MPs to live on £67,000 salary
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Russia's roadmap for annexing eastern Ukraine 'leaked from Vladimir Putin's office'
£9 per hour: Recruitment Genius: This role is based within a small family run ...
£28000 - £32000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This Design and marketing agenc...
£46000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This property investment firm are lookin...
£18000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company specialises provid...