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Stolen monkeys show off new baby
Captain Jack with baby Undi
Captain Jack and his mate Jazz now have baby Undi to care for
Two rare monkeys who were found during police raids 11 days after being stolen from an East Sussex zoo have been showing off their new baby.

Silvery marmosets Captain Jack and Jazz are proud parents to two-week-old Undi.

"It is a lovely ending to what has been a difficult time," said Sue Woodgate, manager of Drusillas Park, Alfriston.

Captain Jack and Jazz were found along with two Geoffroy's marmosets and 14 other stolen monkeys at two properties in Staffordshire.

The marmosets were taken from Drusillas on 18 June, while the other recovered monkeys had been stolen from zoos in Devon and Cambridgeshire.

'Full recovery'

Four people have so far been arrested and questioned over the thefts.

Jazz and Captain Jack's missing baby, Larkin, was not found during the raids on 29 June.

Ms Woodgate said: "After what they have been through this year, it would have been optimistic to hope they would breed.

"But they have both made a full recovery and the recent birth of Undi shows they are settled and content now their ordeal is over."

Marmosets are found naturally in the forests of Central and South America, and the group at Drusillas are part of a European breeding programme.


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