The two emperor tamarin monkeys, that came up missing at the Dallas Zoo on Monday, have been found. Law enforcement officials believe the monkeys were taken from their zoo enclosure.
Police reported that they had received a tip that claimed the monkeys were in an abandoned Lancaster home Tuesday. Law enforcement officers from Dallas and Lancaster found the animals in a closet inside of the empty house.
Thus far there have been no arrests in the case, however, police claim they’ve identified a man who they are seeking in regards to the incident.
The two monkeys have now been retired to the zoo, where a spokesperson said that they will be medically evaluated by veterinarians. The zoo and police officials will provide updated on the monkeys and how their recovery is going on Wednesday.
By B.C. Begley