Friday, May 02, 2014

Five Rare Monkeys Stolen In Blackpool Zoo Night Raid

A group of rare monkeys stolen from Blackpool zoo have prompted police to issue an air and sea ports warning amid fears they will be smuggled out of Britain and sold.

Five monkeys have been taken in what police said appeared to be a "planned and premeditated" break-in.

The thieves cut a hole in the perimeter fence of the zoo and removed the locks from two separate monkey enclosures.

Two female and one baby cotton-top tamarin, which are a critically endangered species, and two male emperor tamarins were stolen overnight on Tuesday.

Police believe they were targeted specifically and their details have been circulated to all ports and airports in case the thieves try to take them abroad.

Full story here.

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