A pair of emperor tamarin monkeys have disappeared from their enclosure. At the Dallas Zoo in the latest suspicious incident involving. An animal or habitat at the zoo, authorities said Monday.
In a statement, the zoo said it alerted the Dallas Police. Department to the missing animals on Monday morning. After staff members at the facility saw their habitats “deliberately compromised.”
The animals likely remain in their enclosures, the zoo said. And staff did not find them during a search of the facility.
The zoo declined to comment further. And the police department said its investigation is ongoing.
The disappearance follows three other incidents. Including the death of Pin, an endangered vulture that was found. On January 21 with what zoo officials described as an “unusual wound”. The cause of death was not clear. A zoo spokeswoman said Monday. That officials are still awaiting final laboratory results from a necropsy.
On Jan. 13, Nova, a 3-year-old clouded leopard, escaped. After making a cut in her wire mesh enclosure, authorities said.
While authorities were investigating Nova’s escape. They found similar cuts in the langur monkey’s habitat.
It’s unclear if the incidents are connected, but the zoo said it is beefing up security measures. adding more overnight guards and cameras. It also offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment.