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Sighting of rare monkey on Brandon Hill

We have news this morning of an extremely rare monkey spotted among the foliage on Bristol’s Brandon Hill.The monkey has been identified as a Rhesus inflatus, a type never before seen in the wild and believed to be unique.

Our wildlife photographer captured a few images of the rare primate, pictured below. The monkey, which would not thrive outdoors, was later returned to his usual office – based habitat and said:

“I had been feeling somewhat deflated recently and just really needed to get back in touch with the natural world.”

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