Wild animal protection employees confirmed that a wild macaque was seen for the first time in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province on Oct. 27. The primate was spotted by a senior villager as it was enjoying food on the roof of the villager’s house.
The wild macaque seemed to feel intimidated as curious residents crowded around it. The animal protection employees failed to return it to protective captivity, as it quickly disappeared into the woods. They guessed that the wild macaque was either forced into exile after losing a battle against a rival, or else that it escaped from Poyang Lake, which is currently in its low-water season.