4 May 2014

4 stolen monkeys located

6:10 am on 4 May 2014

Police in northern England have recovered four monkeys that were stolen from a zoo. But another is still missing.

Two female and a baby Cotton-top Tamarins and two Emperor Tamarins were taken from their enclosures after a hole was cut in the perimeter fence of a zoo at Blackpool on Tuesday night.

After a widespread public appeal, zoo officials said on Saturday that four of the monkeys were found unharmed at an address in West Yorkshire on Friday evening. The baby was still missing.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature lists the Cotton-top Tamarins as a critically endangered species.