2 monkeys taken from the Dallas Zoo are found in an empty house

Two emperor tamarin monkeys taken from the Dallas Zoo this week were found Tuesday inside a toilet in a vacant home in Lancaster, about 15 miles south of the zoo, officials said.

The monkeys – small animals with distinctive moustache-like whiskers native to parts of the Amazon – were first reported missing on Monday after their enclosure appeared to have been “deliberately compromised”, the zoo said in a statement.

Their disappearance The latest in a string of bizarre incidents involving breached enclosures or habitats Other animal escapes have been linked to deaths at the Dallas Zoo this month.

The Dallas Police Department, along with other local authorities, said they found the animals just before 5 p.m. after receiving a tip that the animals might be in an abandoned home. When officers arrived, the house was “unoccupied,” police said, adding that no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

“The monkeys have been sent back to the zoo,” police said.

Animals will be evaluated by veterinarians. The zoo said.

Earlier on Tuesday, Police released a photo About a man who said they “wanted to talk” about the missing monkeys.

At the Dallas Zoo More than 2,000 animalsHe said that after the recent incidents, additional measures have been taken to protect them.

“We are thrilled beyond belief,” a zoo spokesperson said in a statement about the tigers’ recovery. The facility said it had “significantly increased” the number of cameras on site, and doubled security guards and overnight staff in response to disturbances to its animals.

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