Recent events at the Dallas Zoo have included tears in animal enclosures and the “unusual death” of an endangered vulture; the zoo is paying $10,000 to anyone who gives information leading to an arrest and indictment in these cases. The death of Pin one of the zoo’s four lappet-faced vultures was swiftly deemed “suspect” by zoo officials over the weekend. Gregg Hudson, president and chief executive officer of the Dallas Zoo, stated during a press conference on Monday that a necropsy had been performed but that he would not discuss the results beyond saying the bird had been found with “a wound.”
Kari Streiber, a zoo spokesperson, had earlier stated that Pin’s death did “not appear to be from natural causes,” but that further information was unavailable until the results of a police investigation were known.
About a week and a half ago, a criminal inquiry was opened after a lengthy search for a missing clouded leopard named Nova. At the zoo that very day, she was discovered. The police think the cat’s enclosure and a langur monkey’s home were both purposely broken into. The police haven’t said if they think the two crimes are connected yet.
Police spokesperson Kristin Lowman of the Dallas Police Department said on Monday that detectives have begun interviewing zoo employees and collecting video surveillance and that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now cooperating with the investigation. ( according to Dallas Morning News) Hudson, who has spent decades working in zoos, called the incident “completely unexpected and unsettling,” adding that he had never seen “something like this.”
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“We’re going to continue to expand and implement whatever it takes for the safety and security [of] the animals, staff and the people who live near the zoo,” Hudson said.
Hudson stated that the zoo had more than one hundred cameras installed to monitor visitors, employees, and animals long before the occurrences began. Since then, the facility has added more cameras, including solar tower units supplied by the Dallas Police Department, and has more than doubled the size of its overnight security and staffing forces.
What kind of Bird was Pin?
Pin was at the zoo for at least 33 years, making her at least 35 years old. The zoo’s other three vultures, two males and a female, are still in the Wilds of Africa exhibit.
Pin fathered 11 children that are now spread out amongst zoos in states like New Mexico, Georgia, Florida, and Ohio. This “grandchild” of his hatched in the first few months of the year 2020 and now resides in the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature classifies lappet-faced vultures as endangered, with the possibility that their status will deteriorate to severely endangered. About 6,500 individuals of this species remain; 27 are housed in zoos in the United States and 41 are housed in zoos in Europe and the Middle East.
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