FRANCE: 5 ENDANGERED MONKEYS STOLEN FROM ZOO

AGENZIA ITALIA

(AGI) – La Fleche (France), 30 Dec. – Five monkeys belonging to a protected species have been stolen from a zoo in an area near le Mans, la Fleche, which is situated in the west of France.
The thieves – who were so audacious as to carry out the raid in daylight – forced locks, cut enclosures and opened cages to steal the animals, which are all endangered and therefore protected by the Washington Convention, which regulates the international trade of wild animals rare. The news was reported by sources from the local Gendarmerie. The coup was carried out in such a precise way as to lead investigators to guess that it was perpetrated by specialist criminals, expert in the handling of primates and equipped with specialised equipment. The La Fleche zoo will press charges against the mystery thieves. The specimens stolen are two marmosets, two capuchin monkeys and a cotton-top tamarin; all three species are facing every greater risk due to poaching and the destruction of their habitat, originally from Central or South America.

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2 responses to “FRANCE: 5 ENDANGERED MONKEYS STOLEN FROM ZOO

  1. chiru Sur

    In Calcutta we had a similer theft of 8 monkeys of the same type…but the cops traced it and brought them back ,excepting one which died earlier with the captors of 23 days.If thats possible in a million population country like India ,first of all is corruption in France so bad that the Zoo authorities went hand in hand with a daylight robbery?
    Yet they have not been found?
    I think its awful and comical of the french to go so low in times of recession.
    Good Luck to Liberty .fraternity and whatever.

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