Four monkeys stolen from a zoo in a “planned and pre-meditated” break-in have been found.
Blackpool Zoo in Lancashire said two female cotton-top tamarins and two male emperor tamarins had been recovered in Yorkshire. However a baby tamarin which was also taken had not been found.
Raiders cut a hole in the perimeter fence of the zoo and removed the locks from two separate monkey enclosures on Tuesday.
They took two female and one baby cotton-top tamarin, which are a critically endangered species, and two male emperor tamarins.
But the zoo said the four recovered monkeys were now safely back at the zoo. (continue reading)