15 Feb, 2024 @ 14:20
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WATCH: Gibraltar monkey dubbed ‘Sir Kingsway’ is returned to his home on the Rock after ‘invading’ Spain

THE Barbary macaque who ‘invaded’ Spain last week has been returned to his home on the iconic Rock of Gibraltar.

The male monkey, newly christened ‘Sir Kingsway’, went viral after spending a day in the Spanish town of La Linea de la Concepcion after crossing the border on Monday, February 5.

The animal successfully evaded capture for two days, roaming on the roofs of La Linea’s primary schools, before members from Gibraltar’s macaque management team were able to finally apprehend the primate.

‘Sir Kingsway’ has now been reunited with his fellow mammals on the Rock after receiving medical treatment from vets.

He has also been microchipped following his cross-border escapade, as authorities hope to prevent a repeat of his Spanish adventure.

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Ben Pawlowski

Ben joined the Olive Press in January 2024 after a four-month stint teaching English in Paraguay. He loves the adrenaline rush of a breaking news story and the tireless work required to uncover an eye-opening exclusive. He is currently based in Barcelona from where he covers the city, the wider Catalunya region, and the north of Spain. Send tips to [email protected]

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