Something Mysterious Is Happening At The Dallas Zoo
The Dallas Zoo has been in the news a lot in January, and they are once again back in the news after reports that two more animals are missing and potentially in danger.
The Dallas Morning News reported on Monday that two emperor tamarin monkeys were missing and possibly taken from their habitat which had been "intentionally compromised" according to zoo officials.
Due to winter weather, the Dallas Zoo was closed Monday and isn't expected to reopen until Thursday.
The case of the missing monkeys joins the other mysterious cases dealing with animals at the Dallas Zoo this month according to the Dallas Morning News. It all began on January 13, when the snow leopard, Nova, went missing and Zoo officials said that they found the enclosure was tampered with. After Nova was found, unharmed, other strange events have happened.
On Jan. 13, a 4-year-old clouded leopard named Nova had a day of social media fame when the zoo announced she had escaped from her enclosure. After search involving infrared drones, a “code blue” and Dallas police’s SWAT team, she was found on-site and unharmed.
The day after Nova escaped, officials revealed a similar cut was found on the langur monkeys’ enclosure, but said all of the langurs were in their habitat and accounted for.
About a week after the habitat vandalisms, a 35-year-old endangered vulture was found dead, and zoo staff quickly deemed the cause “unusual.” The bird, named Pin, was one of four lappet-faced vultures at the zoo. He had been at the Dallas Zoo for 33 years.
At first, officials only said that Pin’s death did not appear to be from natural causes, but after the zoo’s veterinary team conducted a necropsy — or an animal autopsy — they said the bird was found with a “wound.”
And now you have the mysterious case of the two emperor tamarin monkeys that have gone missing.
Dallas Zoo officials are offering a reward for information on any of the cases that leads to an arrest an indictment.