About eight months ago, during a drug raid in the Maldives, the police found a rare Bengal slow loris. The little primate, which the officers named Kalo, meaning "Buddy," was taken to Dhoonidhoo, a prison island near the Maldives capital of Malé; there, he spent his time sleeping during the day and eating bananas and baby food, according to the BBC.
But his stay on Dhoonidhoo recently came to an end. Kalo flew 5,000 miles to the UK, where he'll spend four months at the primate sanctuary Monkey World before heading to a permanent home at a wildlife trust.
"Traveling at more than 500 mph with us, our special little guest was for once not such a slow loris!" British Airways Captain Will Rennie tells the Western Daily Press.
Considering the rarity of slow lorises - listed as vulnerable by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, these primates number in the thousands - the airline took care to ensure its precious cargo was comfortable for the flight.