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Police say two missing monkeys from the Dallas Zoo are believed to have been kidnapped

Police said the Dallas Zoo monkeys were stolen

Police said missing Dallas Zoo monkeys were stolen


Police said Monday that two missing emperor tamarin monkeys from the Dallas Zoo were “intentionally kidnapped,” the latest in a series of incidents at the zoo involving missing or dead animals.

On Monday morning, zoo officials called Dallas police after their animal care team reported that their monkey enclosure had been cut down and two monkeys missing.

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Emperor tamarin monkey

Dallas Zoo

“It was clear that the habitat was intentionally compromised,” the police said in a statement. “Emperor tamarin monkeys likely stay close to home — the zoo searched close to their home and across the zoo grounds, not locating them.”

Police did not provide any details on who they believe may have taken the monkeys, but said their investigation is still ongoing.

The missing monkeys are just the latest bizarre incident involving the disappearance or death of animals at the Dallas Zoo.

Last week, an investigation was opened The “suspicious” death of an eagle His name is Pin, who was found dead in the can under “extraordinary circumstances,” Dallas police said in a statement to CBS DFW.

This investigation came just over a week after Cloudy tiger named Nova She was intentionally let out of her habitat on January 13th. Nova escaped through a hole cut through, forcing the zoo to close and prompting hours-long searches. The tiger was eventually found sleeping in a tree later that evening.

Dallas Police have opened a criminal investigation into the incident, which is still ongoing.

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