A white-backed vulture at the Dallas Zoo has died under “unusual” circumstances. Zookeepers called in the Dallas Police Department to investigate the loss of the endangered bird. And are still looking into other recent “strange events.”
Saturday the Dallas Zoo posted on Twitter that “This weekend, our staff found that one of the endangered vultures in our Wilds of Africa habitats had died. The animal care team is heartbroken over this tremendous loss.”
This weekend, our staff found that one of the endangered vultures in our Wilds of Africa habitats had died. The animal care team is heartbroken over this tremendous loss. Please keep them in your thoughts as they process what has happened. pic.twitter.com/0fqJc8Uk2Y
— Dallas Zoo (@DallasZoo) January 22, 2023
A series of posts explained that “The circumstances of the death are unusual, and the death does not appear to be from natural causes.”
“In the past week, we have added additional cameras throughout the Zoo and increased onsite security patrols during the overnight hours. We will continue to implement and expand our safety and security measures to whatever level necessary to keep our animals and staff safe.”
The zoo did not give more specific details about the rare vulture’s death, but from all indications, the bird was murdered. And they did say that the Dallas Police Department had been called in, again.