The second marmoset monkey has been found, after three of them – including a month-old bebé – were stolen from NSW‘s Symbio Wildlife Park on Saturday morning. 

Police are searching far and wide for the rare monkeys, Sophia (the sister), Gomez (the dad) and the baby who’s yet to be named, and found the second one overnight in the Campbelltown area. 

They found the baby first, in Appin on Sunday. This definitely saved the lil’ bub’s life: keepers at the wildlife park told the public that bubba marmoset was still reliant on his mother’s milk, and would die if he wasn’t returned. 

Symbio are reportedly assessing the condition of lil’ bub, and are hoping to re-introduce him/her to mum as soon as possible.

Police stopped the car in Appin after an anonymous person called Crime Stoppers (THANK YOU ANON WE LUV U). They ended up arresting a 23-year-old man and a 26-year-old man after finding the baby monkey in the car. 

Understandably, the monkeys’ keepers continue to beg for their safe return via the park’s Facebook page:

And are publishing videos of the most precious marmoset fam in happier times:

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ (Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence, and you can choose to be anonymous.)

The two men arrested over the retrieval of the first monkey have been refused bail, and will appear in Campbelltown Local Court today. 

Who steals a 4-week-old baby away from its mother? Bloody scumbags. 

Source: ABC

Photo: Symbio Wildlife Park / Facebook.