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  Monkeys are stolen in garden raid
Updated 12 August 2004, 15.48
A squirrel monkey similar to the ones stolen
Police are investigating the theft of 15 monkeys that have been taken from the back garden of a house in Scotland.

Seven squirrel monkeys and eight marmosets were stolen from a small zoo called Oban Zoological World, in an overnight raid on Tuesday.

Police say the animals could be worth up to 10,000 to collectors.

The zoo, which also houses wallabies, lemurs, pygmy goats and lizards, was raided after the owners decided to sell off all 120 of their animals zoo.

New homes for animals

They had decided to move to Spain so wanted to sell off their cottage and zoo.

Nobody offered to take on the zoo so they were trying to find new homes for the animals at the time of the theft.

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