What the heck is happening at the Dallas Zoo?
For the past few weeks, the largest zoo in Texas has been under fire for numerous issues, which is beginning to lead me to believe they haven’t figured it all out down there…
First, on January 13, a smoke leopard escaped from its habitat and forced the zoo to close for the day while they searched for it. Luckily it was located on the premises and security returned to its enclosure.
Then, on January 14, they discovered a cut in the wiring of the leopard’s cage and another similar one on the langur monkey’s cage.
And now the zoo is reporting that an endangered crested vulture was discovered dead in its cage on Jan. 21, “of an unusual wound and injuries suggesting it was not a natural death.”
The bird was 35 years old and had spent most of its life at the zoo after fathering 11 chicks.
So again, what the hell is happening down there?
Poultry… sorry… foul play is certainly the most plausible explanation for all of this. In a statement issued through a series of tweets, the zoo said they’ve increased security and brought in the Dallas PD to help with the investigation.
“The circumstances of death are unusual, and death does not appear to be of natural causes. In light of the recent incidents at the zoo, we have alerted the Dallas Police Department. We can’t share many details until Dallas PD has had more time to address this matter.
Over the past week we’ve added additional cameras throughout the zoo and increased on-site security patrols during the night hours. We will continue to implement and expand our safety measures as necessary to ensure the safety of our animals and staff.”
The zoo is too is offering a $10,000 reward for anyone who can provide information about the incidents.
It seems very clear that there are some bad actors at play here.
Let’s hope those involved are caught and the animals can return to their normal, safe routines.
https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2023/01/24/dallas-zoo-vulture-dies-under-very-suspicious-circumstances-a-10000-reward-is-offered-for-information/ Dallas Zoo Vulture dies in ‘very suspicious’ circumstances…$10,000 reward offered for information