Watch tense moment escaped monkey is captured after five days on the loose

The Japanese macaque was captured in a garden after escaping from the Highland Wildlife Park on January 28.

The footage of an escaped monkey finally being captured after five days on the loose has been revealed.

The Japanese macaque, named Honshu, broke out of the Highland Wildlife Park on Sunday and remained at large for more than five days before being discovered a few miles from the park.

An extensive search, including zoo keepers and drones, was launched to locate the macaque and bring him back to his enclosure.

The escaped monkey became famous in the local area with a number of residents capturing footage of the animal – dubbed Kincraig Kong.

The monkey was spotted by drones roaming on a residential home before park officials used a tranquiliser dart on the monkey on Thursday.

Footage from inside the home showed the monkey relaxing at the side of the house before being captured.

It is thought he may have been lured into the garden by a Yorkshire pudding which was left on a bird feeding table.

After being caught, Honshu was transported back to the park to be looked over by vets.

David Field, chief executive of RZSS, said: “Honshu has been carefully monitored by our vets and keepers and is doing really well.

“He doesn’t seem to have lost any weight and has apparently consumed quite a lot of peanuts during the past five days.

“He will now slowly be reintroduced to other sub-adult males within the group.

“We want to say a huge thank-you to the local community for their patience and cooperation throughout the past week, as well as our amazing staff at the park for their professionalism, patience and diligence.”

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