Zoos in Germany, France, and the Netherlands have had their golden lion tamarins, endangered monkeys native to Brazil, stolen in recent years. Thieves have also targeted other rare animals.
Zoos in Germany, France, and the Netherlands have had their golden lion tamarins, endangered monkeys native to Brazil, stolen in recent years. Thieves have also targeted other rare animals.
Photograph by Joel Sartore, National Geographic Photo Ark

Thieves Are Breaking Into Zoos and Stealing Rare Animals

Officials at the European zoos that have been targeted think organized crime is to blame.

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