Two emperor tamarin monkeys that went missing at the Dallas Zoo were “intentionally taken away,” police said Monday.
Zoo officials contacted the Dallas Police Department Monday morning after an animal protection team reported that the enclosure of the monkey enclosure had been cut open and two monkeys were missing.
“It is clear that the habitat was intentionally violated,” police said in a statement. “Emperor tamarin monkeys are likely to stay close to home, and the zoo searched near their habitat and on zoo grounds, but was unable to find them.”
Police have not released details of who may have taken the monkey, but said an investigation was ongoing.
The missing monkey is the latest bizarre incident involving the disappearance or death of an animal at the Dallas Zoo.
An investigation was launched last week ‘Suspicious’ death of vulture In a statement to CBS DFW, Dallas police said a man named Pin was found dead in the enclosure in “unusual circumstances.”
The survey Clouded Leopard named Nova Nova was intentionally kicked out of her habitat on January 13. Nova escaped through a clipping hole, forcing the zoo to close and hours of searching. Found late sleeping in a tree.
Dallas police have launched a criminal investigation into the incident and it is ongoing.
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