Tuesday, May 12, 2015

France Zoo Searches For 17 'Extremely Rare' Stolen Monkeys

Police are searching for 17 rare monkeys stolen from a zoo in central France.

Thieves took seven golden lion tamarins and 10 silvery marmosets, which all belong to the Brazilian government, from the Beauval zoo on Saturday.

"These are extremely rare, extremely fragile monkeys," zoo director Rodolphe Delord said.

Concern is mounting for the health of the animals, which need special care and a specific diet.

Mr Delord said they had been stolen by "experts" who evaded security cameras and night patrols.

"It's an outrageous theft," he told Reuters news agency.


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