Marmosets abandoned outside veterinary clinic

One of the abandoned marmosets rescued by Acres was kept in a plastic container typically used for storing food. The others were found in a wooden nest box usually used for birds, and a pet carrier.
One of the abandoned marmosets rescued by Acres was kept in a plastic container typically used for storing food. The others were found in a wooden nest box usually used for birds, and a pet carrier.PHOTO: ACRES
One of the abandoned marmosets rescued by Acres was kept in a plastic container typically used for storing food. The others were found in a wooden nest box usually used for birds, and a pet carrier.
One of the abandoned marmosets rescued by Acres was kept in a plastic container typically used for storing food. The others were found in a wooden nest box usually used for birds, and a pet carrier.PHOTO: ACRES

Four small monkeys, including two young ones, were kept as illegal pets after being brought in illegally, says Acres

Four small marmosets, a species of monkeys that is often the victim of the illegal wildlife trade, were found abandoned outside a veterinary clinic in Serangoon on Thursday morning.

One of the monkeys, which appeared to be only a few months old, was kept in a plastic container typically used for storing food. Holes had been made in the container for ventilation.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 21, 2018, with the headline 'Marmosets abandoned outside veterinary clinic'. Print Edition | Subscribe