Stolen monkeys: four found but baby missing

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.

RaidersĀ cut a hole in the perimeter fence of the zoo and removed the locksĀ 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)