Police are on the hunt for kidnappers who stole three animals from a rural Ontario zoo.
Suspects cut a hole in a chain link fence at the Elmvale Jungle Zoo, located about 120 kilometres north of Toronto,
Missing are a tortoise named Stanley. He is about 18-inches in size. A black and white lemur named JC was taken. So was a baby Gibbon monkey named Agnes, who is extremely bonded to her cousin, Gracie.
All three vanished overnight Monday.
Zoo staff are devastated.
“These animals aren’t animals, they’re our family,” an emotional zoo worker said in a Facebook plea posted Tuesday. “And we’re asking for your help. If anyone saw anything in our parking lot last night between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. this morning, please contact CrimeStoppers.”
The zoo is offering a $5,000 reward.
And an anonymous animal lover has offered another $5,000.
Police are investigating.
“Any information please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or the Huronia West Detachment OPP at 1-888-310-1122. There will be a reward from Elmvale Jungle Zoo for information leading to the return of our animals or an arrest,” the zoo posted.
Watch the plea for tips, here.
Photos Elmvale Jungle Zoo/Facebook