Langurs are rare African and Asian native monkeys.
In a follow-up statement, police explained “a cutting tool was intentionally used to cut an opening in the fencing of the Clouded Leopard’s habitat.” A “similar cut” had been made in the langurs’ enclosure. And none of the monkeys had left their habitat.
Clouded leopards, langurs, and white-backed vultures are all extremely rare animals. And the zoo is saddened by the loss of the irreplaceable vulture.
The Dallas Zoo is the oldest operating zoo in Texas. And more than 400 species and 2,000 animals inhabit the historic place.
Police will now investigate the vulture’s death in the latest of the zoo’s strange events.