More Trouble for Dallas Zoo As Two Emperor Tamarin Monkeys Go Missing
What’s going on at the Dallas Zoo?
First, the base’s leopard, Nova, escape after what investigators called an “intentional” tear made in the side of her enclosure. afterward second hole were found, this time in a monkey habitat, although no animals escaped before staff noticed a “similar cut”. Just over a week has arrived “Suspicious” and “Unusual” the death of one of their vultures.
Then, on Monday, the two monkeys disappeared—and have yet to be found.
According to a zoo spokesman, Dallas police believe the pair of tamarins have been “captured”. Dallas Morning News that “it is clear that the habitat has been intentionally violated.” She added that zoo staff and police had cleared both the enclosure and the wider grounds with no luck.
With an investigation into the matter ongoing, several more details were made available immediately.
The disappearance of the emperor tamarind, a small primate with long white whiskers resembling a mustache, comes nine days after the long-faced vulture, a 35-year-old endangered animal named Pin, was found dead. The battery does not appear to have died “of natural causes,” according to the zoo, which has offered a $10,000 prize for any information.
The zoo also said after Pin’s death that it would increase security, adding cameras and overnight patrols. “We will continue to implement and expand our safety and security measures to any extent necessary to keep our animals and employees safe,” it said at the time. there.
On January 13, the escape of the leopard Nova caused the zoo to close for a short time. After a search operation involving infrared drones and the SWAT team, the 25-pound cat was found safe and uninjured, not far from its habitat.