2 monkeys go missing from the Dallas Zoo, the latest suspicious animal-related incident
Two tamarin monkeys may have been stolen from the Dallas Zoo on Monday in what would be just the latest in a bizarre string of animal-related incidents at the zoo in recent weeks.
Dallas Zoo employees reported the two monkeys missing from their enclosure Monday, and after a preliminary investigation, police said it was determined the enclosure had been intentionally cut open, and that they believe the monkeys were stolen.
The news comes a little more than a week after a male lappet-faced vulture named Pin was found dead and wounded.
Before that, a leopard went missing for hours after its enclosure was tampered with. Another monkey enclosure was also tampered with at that time, though zoo officials said none of the animals there escaped.
Police believe those incidents are related, and a $10,000 reward has been offered for any information leading to an arrest and prosecution.
A police spokesperson said they have not yet determined if the missing monkeys are connected to the previous incidents.
Emperor tamarin monkeys are likely to stay close to home, the zoo wrote in a release.
This is a developing story and will be updated.
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