(Photo credit: Metropolitan Police)(Photo credit: Metropolitan Police)

London police are searching for $140,000 worth of dead zoo animals, including a chimpanzee wearing a tie and a top hat.

The Metropolitan Police say thieves busted into an antique taxidermy warehouse last week and ran off with the lifeless creatures big and small. The criminals even managed to stick their neck out and steal a giraffe.

The Guardian reports that the thieves used angle grinders to get into the building in what they say was a targeted crime.

“The burglars had come prepared and well equipped,” officer Edward Bird said. “This was a criminal enterprise and these thieves need to be stopped before they commit further crimes.”

Police are now asking for the public’s help in locating the dead menagerie and urging people to be on the lookout for dead penguins, lions, and of course, a poorly dressed chimpanzee.