Fencing that was minimize on the Dallas Zoo’s clouded leopard habitat Friday – ensuing within the escape of one of many animals – wasn’t the one obvious tampering on the zoo that day, police mentioned.
“Zoo personnel confirmed investigators an analogous minimize discovered at a habitat that enclosed a breed of monkey often called Langurs,” the Dallas Police Division mentioned in a information launch.
A clouded leopard named Nova disappeared Friday morning after her enclosure was minimize open in what police referred to as “an intentional act,” prompting the zoo to shut.
The leopard was discovered secure Friday night time on the grounds of the zoo, which reopened Saturday. Regardless of the minimize fence, not one of the langurs escaped.
Dallas Police mentioned the chopping of the 2 enclosures stays underneath investigation. “It’s unknown if the 2 incidents are associated,” police mentioned Saturday.
Clouded leopards are categorized as “weak” by the Worldwide Union for the Conservation of Nature resulting from habitat loss and poaching.
There are round 10,000 of the felines left within the wild throughout southeast Asia, based on the World Wildlife Fund.
The leopards sometimes weigh between 11 and 20 kilos, or 24 and 44 kilos, based on the World Wildlife Fund.
The zoo mentioned Nova was being given a veterinary examination Friday night, however there have been no preliminary indicators of damage.