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Old 01-31-2023, 09:08 PM   #1
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Default Dallas zoo (who dunnit?)

Seems a string of mysterious events.

Someone stealing animals? A cloud leopard, then two monkeys. And a vulture who may have been killed?

today they found the two monkeys.

Missing Dallas Zoo Monkeys Found in Closet of Abandoned Home https://www.wsj.com/articles/missing...me-11675218389

@Chew , are you looking for some contract work?
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Old 01-31-2023, 09:20 PM   #2
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The leopard was found inside the premises I believe
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Old 01-31-2023, 09:23 PM   #3
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Hard to think it isnít an inside job

Fun fact - their reptile exhibit was the only place me and my wife were ever kicked out of for not wearing masks during Covid. Still get a laugh out of that.


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Old 01-31-2023, 09:55 PM   #4
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Crazy, they stole 12 monkeys in Lafayette..

https://www.wbrz.com/news/a-dozen-mo...louisiana-zoo/
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Old 02-01-2023, 08:04 AM   #5
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Hard to think it isnít an inside job

Fun fact - their reptile exhibit was the only place me and my wife were ever kicked out of for not wearing masks during Covid. Still get a laugh out of that.


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Or some Peta like activists!?
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Old 02-01-2023, 08:09 AM   #6
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Not stealing them just cutting the cages and letting them out. They have a suspect on camera. Some people are just stupid.
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Old 02-01-2023, 08:39 AM   #7
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I won't condone the criminals actions, but you have to admit, a zoo is a really strange place. Animals confined to tiny little cages relative to their natural environment, eating whatever we throw to them. For example, the elephant enclosure at Houston zoo is MAYBE 2 acres. For multiple elephants. The giraffe enclosure is half that size. That's not normal. Lock a human in a cage that is an acre, and we are going nuts after a day or two.

Again, not agreeing or justifying criminal activity. Just an observation.
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Old 02-01-2023, 08:44 AM   #8
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It could be sketchy stealing a leopard.
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Old 02-01-2023, 08:46 AM   #9
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it's someone's cousin from here, I bet!
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Old 02-01-2023, 09:02 AM   #10
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They just interviewed one of the escaped monkeys on The Ticket. He claimed he engineered the escape on his own. They made it to their safe house in Lancaster but the getaway car he had arranged for was a Miata with a stick shift he didnít know how to drive. Between that and the ice he immediately crashed into a brick mailbox which led to their capture.
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Old 02-01-2023, 09:31 AM   #11
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They just interviewed one of the escaped monkeys on The Ticket. He claimed he engineered the escape on his own. They made it to their safe house in Lancaster but the getaway car he had arranged for was a Miata with a stick shift he didnít know how to drive. Between that and the ice he immediately crashed into a brick mailbox which led to their capture.

Does not surprise me. Seen a lot of people driving like escaped monkeys in the ice last couple of daysÖ.


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Old 02-03-2023, 07:17 AM   #12
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I gotta BIG question- what purpose does a monkey serve? Target practice would be my first response.
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Old 02-03-2023, 07:30 AM   #13
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I’d bet a snickers bar and coke it’s some genius hood rat doing genius hood rat stuff. The leopard was a small / docile type. Probably some genius figured a way to get the monkeys out of the zoo, genius part, and took them down south w/ the intention of selling them (genius hood rat part). Then realized he’d screwed up, stashed the primates, and called in the location of where they could be picked up. Ugh.

My wild speculation.
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Old 02-03-2023, 08:28 AM   #14
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They just interviewed one of the escaped monkeys on The Ticket. He claimed he engineered the escape on his own. They made it to their safe house in Lancaster but the getaway car he had arranged for was a Miata with a stick shift he didnít know how to drive. Between that and the ice he immediately crashed into a brick mailbox which led to their capture.
If they'd of used a border collie instead of Miata, they would have never caught up to 'em
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Old 02-03-2023, 01:59 PM   #15
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I gotta BIG question- what purpose does a monkey serve? Target practice would be my first response.
What does that even mean?
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Old 02-03-2023, 02:14 PM   #16
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I won't condone the criminals actions, but you have to admit, a zoo is a really strange place. Animals confined to tiny little cages relative to their natural environment, eating whatever we throw to them. For example, the elephant enclosure at Houston zoo is MAYBE 2 acres. For multiple elephants. The giraffe enclosure is half that size. That's not normal. Lock a human in a cage that is an acre, and we are going nuts after a day or two.

Again, not agreeing or justifying criminal activity. Just an observation.
I was there staring at those exact elephants not to long ago thinking the same thing. I had my 7 and 2 year old with me, and that trip sparked an interest in learning about all types of animals, where they come from, their habitat ect...in both my kids. My 2 year old favorite toys and subject right now is animals. So I guess if I was grasping for a straw to justify the caged environment it would be that it helps spark interest in kids and adults in the city and in turn the continued future protection of animals and their environment.
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Old 02-03-2023, 02:39 PM   #17
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I think it was the trunk monkey!!
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Old 02-03-2023, 02:55 PM   #18
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I’d bet a snickers bar and coke it’s some genius hood rat doing genius hood rat stuff. The leopard was a small / docile type. Probably some genius figured a way to get the monkeys out of the zoo, genius part, and took them down south w/ the intention of selling them (genius hood rat part). Then realized he’d screwed up, stashed the primates, and called in the location of where they could be picked up. Ugh.

My wild speculation.
Ha! You have a good speculator amigo...
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Old 02-03-2023, 03:57 PM   #19
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I think it was the trunk monkey!!


trunk monkey got it going on!
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Old 02-04-2023, 01:39 PM   #20
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Trunk monkey will never let you down
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