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Police Arrest, Charge Man Suspected Of Taking Two Dallas Zoo Monkeys

Dallas, TX – On Thursday, the Dallas Police arrested a man suspected of taking two emperor tamarin monkeys from the Dallas Zoo. According to the authorities, 24-year-old Davion Irvin was booked into the Dallas County Jail on five counts of animal cruelty.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the Dallas Police Department said that tips from the public led to Irvin’s arrest at the Dallas Aquarium near animal exhibits.

The tamarin monkeys were reported missing from the zoo on Monday. The monkeys, Bella and Finn, were found safe on Tuesday in an abandoned house in Lancaster. One of the monkeys was located in a closet of the home.

There have been multiple suspicious incidents at the Dallas Zoo since the start of the year, including the death of an endangered vulture named Pin who was found dead in his enclosure. Officials are unsure if the events are related.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. The only good zoo is a closed down zoo because wild animals do not belong in captivity, they should rather be at reputable sanctuaries. My opinion. Those´re safe from burglars too.

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    • Don’t know why you’d think sanctuaries are safe from burglars and most zoos also have breeding programs to preserve endangered species which sanctuaries do n

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  2. Maybe he thought they were his like family? Can’t you see the “relative” similarities??? 🤣
    Well,…actually the monkeys are cute. The monkeys ass,..is just butt ugly!!!

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