Detectives are continuing to hunt for a baby monkey that was stolen from Blackpool Zoo – amid concerns time is running out for it to be found safe and well.
The critically endangered cotton-top tamarin was among five monkeys stolen on April 29-30.
Two female adult cotton-top tamarins and four male emperor tamarins were found in a cardboard box in Brookfoot Lane, Brighouse, on May 2 – but the baby was not with them.
The zoo has said it is not speculating on the condition of the baby but privately there are concerns for its welfare.
Jude Rothwell, marketing and PR coordinator at Blackpool Zoo, said: “They are very rare animals and have very specific needs. The four-month-old baby is totally reliant on its mother.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101.