Dallas It started with Nova, a 25-pound clouded leopard who escaped from a suspicious opening in her fence. Then it was Pin, an endangered lappet-faced vulture found fatally and intentionally wounded in his enclosure. And finally, two emperor tamarin monkeys were stolen—and later recovered—despite heightened security measures.
It's unknown who is committing these recent acts of sabotage, or why, but the impacts—such as killing a rare species—are enormous.
"Words cannot express the frustration our team is feeling," Kari Streiber, the Dallas Zoo's vice president of communications, said in an emailed statement on February 1.
The Dallas Zoo already had a hundred cameras on its 106-acre campus that monitored the public, staff, and exhibit areas, zoo president Gregg Hudson