Cumbria

Lemurs 'stolen' from South Lakes Wild Animal Park

Ring tailed lemurs
Image caption The park said the four-week-old babies would not survive more than a few days without their mother

Two baby ring-tailed lemurs are missing, believed stolen, from a Lake District zoo.

They disappeared from South Lakes Wild Animal Park in Dalton in Furness on Sunday.

The park said the four-week-old babies would not survive more than a few days without their mother.

"There's no trace of them. If they'd been eaten by anything there'd be bits and bobs left," marketing manager Karen Brewer said.

The lemurs - two of 11 recently born - are allowed to roam freely among visitors within the park.

Ms Brewer said they were the size of a tea mug and could easily be concealed in a bag or under a coat.

The wild animal park has appealed for information from anyone offered lemurs for sale.

It believes they could fetch about £2,500.

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