Monkey business at a zoo in France, as more than a dozen animals are stolen.

FOX News Radio's Simon Owen reports:

Seventeen endangered monkeys stolen from a zoo in Central France, apparently by expert thieves, who evaded security cameras and night patrols to snatch the animals under the cover of darkness, cutting through a glass window.

The director of the Beauval zoo saying the golden lion tamarins and silver marmosets and extremely fragile and need specific care. The tamarins are owned by Brazil.

Experts say some of the monkeys could be worth $10,000 each on the black market.

In London, Simon Owen, FOX News Radio.