Minia­ture mon­keys re­united af­ter Aus­tralian zoo theft

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Two men were charged yes­ter­day with steal­ing rare pygmy mar­mosets from an Aus­tralian wildlife park as a baby was re­united with her mum and the hunt con­tin­ued to find dad. Three of the mon­keys, the world’s small­est, were snatched from their en­clo­sure at the Sym­bio Wildlife Park south of Sydney on Novem­ber 26, with po­lice and zookeep­ers launch­ing a des­per­ate bid to lo­cate the suck­ling in­fant. There were fears it would die if away from its mother for more than 24 hours while keep­ers also wor­ried its twin would per­ish be­cause their mother was too stressed to feed. Af­ter a tip-off from the pub­lic, two men, aged 23 and 26, were ar­rested and charged yes­ter­day with deal­ing with the pro­ceeds of crime.

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A fam­ily of pygmy mar­mosets pose at the Sym­bio Wildlife Park in Sydney.

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