- US police in Pennsylvania are still on the lookout for a monkey following its escape from a truck bound for a research lab
- The primate was just one of 100 monkeys involved in a car collision that saw at least 4 of the animals escape
- While 3 of the long-tailed macaques have since been retrieved, social media users are celebrating the successful escape of our one furry friend
Animal rights activists in the US are celebrating the escape of one very special monkey who had been bound for a research lab.
The primate fled after a truck transporting 100 long-tailed macaques crashed on a motorway in Pennsylvania, US.
No one was hurt and four of the animals managed to escape with three of the monkeys eventually being recaptured, CNN reports.
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While eNCA reports that Pennsylvania police have warned residents not to approach the animal at-large, many social media users cannot help sympathising with the primate.
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The long-tailed macaques have been especially in demand for coronavirus vaccine reasearch.
Heading to the comments section, social media users celebrated the animals successful escape and condemned animal testing practices:
"Run, lil champ!!!!"
"So sad, run free buddy. Hopefully, they won’t find him."
"STOP testing on animals."
"Guess what? The vaccine is already being administered to humans. Stop torturing animals!!!!"
Nigerian man rescues giant turtle from people who want to kill it for food in Lagos, shares photos
Meanwhile, a Nigerian man, Aderemi Adegbite, had saved a turtle from people who were trying to hack it and make the animal food.
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Taking to his Facebook page on Thursday, August 19, the man revealed that he rescued the turtle from people in Iwaya/Makoko area of Lagos state.
Aderemi added that he will be donating the turtle to any aqua concern organisation as he gave its measurement as 80.1 by 60.96 centimetres.
The man, therefore, called for anybody who may be able to provide him with a contact of such an organisation, saying that he does not know where to keep the animal for days.