Another Incident At Dallas Zoo: 2 Monkeys Have Been “Taken,” The Fourth Major Incident In Two Weeks

Tamarin monkey
Dallas Zoo

It happened again…

A few weeks ago on January 13th, we heard a report from the Dallas Zoo that a clouded leopard had escaped from its cage, prompting a shutdown and search until it was found later on that day within the park.

The day after, incisions in the leopard’s cage as well as a langur monkeys cage were found.

Then, on January 21st, an endangered lappet-faced vulture was found dead with “an unusual wound and injuries, which pointed to this not being a natural death.” A report was made with the Dallas PD, who began an investigation to see if the incidents were related.

And now today, another major piece of news is coming out of Texas’ largest zoo, which should be enough proof for even the most skeptical that something big is going on.

The Dallas Zoo made a statement saying two emperor tamarin monkeys were unaccounted for as of 3:50pm CT, adding it was “clear the habitat had been intentionally compromised.”

The police also added they “have reason to believe the tamarins were taken.”

For those counting along at home, this make four separate, suspicious incidents in the last two weeks.

So either the zoo has the worst system ever for animal care, or someone is specifically targeting them for some reason. Another likely scenario would point to it being an inside job… but they don’t have cameras at the zoo?

It’s all very, very suspicious…

The zoo was founded in 1888 and is home to over 2,000 animals of 406 species.

No further details have been released at this point, but we’ll be sure to keep you informed as this story continues to unfold.

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