Thieves broke into the zoo in Beauval, central France on Saturday night, avoiding cameras and patrols, and took seven golden lion tamarins and 10 silver marmosets.
A French foie gras producer has been discharged following a trial over "extreme cruelty to animals" at a court in western France.
Sheep farmers protesting against wolves in France released around 300 sheep at the foot of the Eiffel Tower on Thursday.
Cinema icon Brigitte Bardot celebrated her 80th birthday in private on Sunday at her French Riviera house.
Protests over 1,000-cow factory are intensifying in northern France where opponents from diverse background are now rallying.