Two tamarin monkeys are lacking

A pair of emperor tamarin monkeys disappeared from their enclosure on the Dallas Zoo and are believed to have been taken, the latest suspicious incident involving an animal or a habitat on the zoo, authorities mentioned Monday.

In a press release, the zoo mentioned it alerted the Dallas Police Division to the lacking animals Monday morning after facility workers members discovered their habitat had been “deliberately compromised.”

The animals would more than likely keep near their enclosure, the zoo mentioned, and staff couldn’t discover them throughout a search of facility grounds.

A police spokeswoman mentioned a preliminary investigation revealed an intentional lower to the habitat. Investigators consider the animals had been taken, the division mentioned.

The zoo declined to remark additional, and the police division mentioned its investigation was persevering with.

The disappearance comes after three different incidents, together with the death of Pin, an endangered vulture who was discovered Jan. 21 with what zoo officers described as an “uncommon wound.”

A reason for loss of life wasn’t clear. A zoo spokeswoman mentioned Monday that officers had been nonetheless awaiting the ultimate lab outcomes of a necropsy.

On Jan. 13, Nova, a 3-year-old clouded leopard, fled from her wire mesh enclosure after an incision was made in it, authorities mentioned. The zoo closed for the day, and the animal — which the zoo mentioned posed no hazard to the general public — was discovered later that day.

As authorities had been investigating Nova’s escape, they discovered an analogous lower on the habitat that homes langur monkeys. Not one of the animals escaped or had been harmed or taken, Dallas police mentioned on the time.

It is not clear whether or not the incidents are linked, however the zoo mentioned it was stepping up safety measures, including extra in a single day guards and cameras. It additionally supplied a $10,000 reward for data resulting in an arrest and an indictment.

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