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Gatwick Airport receives endangered monkey to help it reach its new home

The Easirent Gatwick Airport Car Hire depot think the airline are very helpful for giving the endangered animal a chance to live a happier life.

An endangered species of monkey has recently been flown 5,000 miles into Gatwick Airport, to reach its new home in England. On the 14th August a Bengal slow loris arrived by British Airways from the Maldives to start a new life in Britain.

After hearing of its plight, Dr Alison Cronin, who runs the Ape Rescue Centre at Monkey World in Dorset, was determined to make sure the animal was cared for.

With other countries unable to take the monkey, which is one of only a few thousand in existence, Dr Cronin brought the case to the attention of the British authorities and requested permission for it to be brought to the UK. Calls then followed to British Airways and the airline agreed to take the monkey on-board one of its flights into Gatwick Airport.

The monkey will spend the next four months in quarantine at the Monkey World centre. It is then expected to begin a new life at the Shaldon Wildlife Trust centre in Devon, with a new friend, a slow loris called Doris, who has been without a companion since she arrived in the UK 15 years ago.