Still swinging at seventeen

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AN old monkey has arrived at Edinburgh Zoo to see out his retirement with good company.

Argus, who is thought to be around 17, is already proving a good companion for Shaba, a female monkey of a similar age.

The Hamlyn’s Monkey – also known as an “owl face” – arrived before Christmas and has settled in well to his new home.

Georgina Cook, primate keeper at the zoo, said “We’ve not brought Argus to breed with Shaba – it is more of a retirement pairing.”