WATCH: Missing tortoise and gibbon monkey likely in Quebec: zoo appeals for help
Ontario Provincial Police say they believe a tortoise and a gibbon stolen from a central Ontario zoo a week ago are probably in Quebec.
Sgt. Peter Leon says the OPP are working with Quebec provincial police, as well as officers in Montreal and Ontario's York Region, in an effort to locate the missing animals.
Leon says a lemur that was taken at the same time as the other animals was returning to the zoo Tuesday afternoon after being located early Sunday morning in a cage abandoned by the side of a road in Quebec.
Police allege JC the lemur, along with Stanley the tortoise and Agnes the gibbon, were taken from Elmvale Jungle Zoo northwest of Barrie, Ont., late on May 28 or early May 29.
Two men were arrested last Friday, a 21-year-old from Ottawa and a 20-year-old from Mount Albert, Ont., and charged with break and enter, and theft over $5,000.
In a video appeal on Tuesday, Leon says the zoo's owners are particularly concerned for the gibbon, which they say needs the companionship of other gibbons or she could become depressed and stop eating.
Update from the Elmvale Jungle Zoo - we need to bring Agnes the Gibbon monkey home https://t.co/6sWrrFiday— OPP Central (@OPP_CR) June 5, 2018