An investigation was underway Saturday into the suspicious loss of life of a vulture on the Dallas Zoo. It comes simply over every week after a clouded leopard on the identical zoofor a number of hours after her enclosure appeared to have been tampered with.
Dallas police informed CBS Information in a press release that officers have been known as to the zoo Saturday after the vulture was discovered useless in its enclosure.
In a separate assertion supplied to CBS DFW, the zoo mentioned that workers found the vulture useless in its Wilds of Africa habitat beneath “uncommon circumstances.”
Whereas the trigger has not been decided, police mentioned, it’s being “investigated as suspicious.” A necropsy will probably be carried out. No additional particulars have been supplied.
On Jan. 13, a clouded leopard named Nova bought out of her enclosure, forcing the zoo to shut and prompting an hours-long search. She was lastly discovered secure and unharmed close to her habitat that very same night.
Dallas police informed CBS Information final weekend that investigators decided a “reducing instrument” was used to chop a gap within the fencing of Nova’s habitat. Harrison Edell, Dallas Zoo’s govt vice chairman for animal care and conservation, mentioned zoologists discovered a tear within the mesh of her two-story habitat, in response to CBS DFW.
Dallas police, after Nova’s escape, zoo personnel found a “comparable reduce” within the fencing of an enclosure which homes langur monkey. Not one of the monkeys bought out, nevertheless, and all appeared unhurt.
Police mentioned final weekend they have been not sure if the 2 incidents have been linked.
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