Arnold was one of the lucky ones. According to LWRC, an NGO that previously ran the Lao Zoo had been trying for years to rescue Arnold, but never succeeded.
"We are delighted to finally see this macaque out of the hideous 'home' he had been confined to," the group wrote on Facebook.
Now, Arnold has been relocated to LWRC's sanctuary. While it's unlikely that he'll ever be able to return to the wild, LWRC hopes to give him the next best thing after he's out of quarantine.
Laos Wildlife Rescue Center