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WATCH: Kincraig's escaped monkey 'tracked for 45 minutes by drone'

By Tom Ramage

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Keith Gilchrist, living collections operations manager at Highland Wildlife Park has told the Strathy: “After continued help from @bhwildlifeconsultancy we were able to follow the macaque for 45 minutes yesterday using drones.

"Unfortunately, he wasn’t in a position where we were confident we could bring him in safely, but he is making his way closer to the park.

"Our team will be out again today but given the high winds we won’t be able to fly the drones but will be using thermal imaging cameras."

The public is still asked to take in any potential food sources, included bird feeders or any food waste.

“Although the macaque is not presumed dangerous to humans or pets, our advice is to not approach him but to contact our hotline on 07933928377 with any sightings.”

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