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Tiny rare monkey stolen from Florida zoo

Tiny rare monkey stolen from Florida zoo
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In this undated photo provided by the Palm Beach Zoo, a rare Goeldi s monkey sits on a branch at an enclosure at the Palm Beach Zoo, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Palm Beach Zoo via AP)

Published Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:02PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Police in Florida are on the lookout for a little monkey that was stolen from the Palm Beach Zoo.

Zoo spokeswoman Naki Carter announced Tuesday that 12-year-old Kali, a rare Goeldi s monkey, was taken from her enclosure on Monday. A zookeeper discovered the monkey missing during early morning rounds, and then saw that the mesh had been cut open.

Police are seeking help identifying a person seen in surveillance video walking along the zoo s perimeter early Monday.

Goeldi s monkeys, also known as callimicos, are naturally from the Amazon. Zoo president Margo McKnight said they are "increasingly sought after for the illegal pet trade."

Officials say Kali has a microchip, weighs around 1 pound (0.45 kilogram) and requires a specialized diet as well as anti-inflammatory medicine.
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