Missing Monkeys From Dallas Zoo OK After Health Check, Reward Now $25K
Stolen Monkeys OK After Health Check
… Reward Up To $25K
2/1/2023 1:03 PM PT
The 2 monkeys found in the closet of an abandoned home seem to be healthy after vanishing from a Dallas Zoo … now officials are upping the stakes to find the culprit.
The Dallas Zoo gave a health update Wednesday on the 2 monkeys … “Bella and Finn were so happy to snuggle into their nest sack here at the Zoo last night! Our vet and animal care teams have said, beyond losing a bit of weight, they show no signs of injury.”
BTW … these monkeys only weigh about a pound, so every ounce counts.
Officials said the 2 emperor tamarin monkeys started to eat and drink almost immediately after getting examined. Now they have to go through a quarantine period before they can be returned to their zoo habitat.
You’ll recall, the 2 emperor tamarin monkeys were found Tuesday in the closet of an abandoned home in Lancaster TX … a day after a Dallas zoo notified Dallas PD that they were missing from their habitat.
We can also announce that the Zoo is increasing the reward to $25,000 for information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible for these incidents.
And, while health officials are watching over the monkeys, Dallas PD is trying to nab anyone involved in the heist … the zoo’s hiked the reward to $25K.
Dallas Police Department
As we reported, police are looking for a guy who was spotted eating a bag of chips at the zoo around the same time they went missing. He has not been named a person of interest or a suspect. All we know is cops want to speak with him.