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Kalo the monkey flies with BA
22 Aug 2014

Monkeys don't often get the chance to fly - but British Airways recently hosted a primate on a flight between the Maldives and UK.

The monkey - a Bengal Slow Loris called Kalo - was confiscated by police in a drugs raid and has since lived in Male.

It was flown to Gatwick Airport by Captain Will Rennie, who says that knowing the monkey was on the plane caused a buzz among other passengers.

Dr Alison Cronin, boss at Dorset's Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre, asked British authorities if Kalo could come to the UK, after other countries were not able to help with the primate's transport.

"I asked British Airways for its help in flying the VIP (very important primate) to the UK, and the airline responded immediately, because it has a history of supporting conservation projects," she has said.

Now Kalo is going to be in quarantine for four months at Monkey World, after which the plan is that he will head to Devon's Shaldon Wildlife Trust.ADNFCR-408-ID-801744086-ADNFCR

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