Sun Nov 18, 2012, 08:41 AM
IDemo (13,119 posts)
Unbelievable - zoo intruders beat monkey to death
Is there no limit to the sad, sick, disturbing behavior of some people?
Police hope ballcap will lead to suspects in monkey death
BOISE -- Boise Police are hoping a ballcap left at Zoo Boise early Saturday morning will help lead to the suspects in the apparent beating death of a patas monkey.
Police say at about 4:30 a.m., a security guard spotted two men, one outside the zoo's perimeter fence, one just inside. They ran, and police couldn't find them - even after using thermal imaging equipment. But, near the primate exhibit where the suspects were spotted, they found one of the zoo's patas monkeys, with a serious head injury. A vet was called immediately, but the monkey died.
A necropsy conducted by a zoo veterinarian showed that the monkey died from blunt force trauma to the head and neck.
"My heart goes out to all the staff and volunteers," said Burns. "They do a great job of taking care of our animals, and when I told them that this happened this morning, they were devastated."
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