Thursday, February 03, 2005

Four people arrested in connection with the theft of three endangered monkeys

Rio, Baby and Pinkie are pictured back to the slave pits at Drayton Manor Theme Park and Zoo

Four people arrested in connection with the theft of three endangered monkeys from a zoo on Monday have been bailed pending further inquiries.
The four, aged 16, 19, 20 and 21, were held over the theft of the Cotton-Top Tamarin monkeys from Drayton Manor Park and Zoo, near Tamworth, Staffordshire.

Police found the family of animals following raids at two addresses in the Erdington area of Birmingham.

A theme park spokesperson said a vet is to assess the monkeys on Thursday.

Two of the animals were recovered on Wednesday night and the third was traced in the early hours of Thursday, it is understood.

They are not thought to have been harmed.


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