Two tame monkeys stolen from a specially-adapted monkey house.

The owner says

“I have had them for about four years, after they were rescued from an animal laboratory. When they first came to me they had no hair but I have got them back to health and the female is expecting twins in October.

“They are both on special medication and need vitamin supplements if they are kept indoors. They will die if they are not looked after properly.”

“If the persons who stole them want to bring them back by leaving them at my front door I will not take any further legal action,” he said.

The missing animals, also known as red-handed tamarins, are native to forests north of the Amazon in South America. They are about the size of a small cat, black with distinctive golden hands and feet.

Additional Info

Police Incident Number210 of July 20
Police ForceSouth Yorkshire Police 0114 220 2020