Two Monkeys Stolen from Dallas Zoo Found Alive in Abandoned Home; Suspect's Photo Released

Investigators in Dallas, Texas say they have located the two monkeys that were reportedly stolen from the Dallas Zoo alive inside a closet at an abandoned house on Tuesday. The two emperor tamarin monkeys were found shortly after police released a photo of a person of interest in the bizarre case.

Dallas police and the zoo happily announced on Tuesday that the monkeys were recovered from an abandoned home in Lancaster, a city in Dallas County, a day after the theft. The department said the monkeys have been returned to the zoo and will be evaluated by veterinarians.

two tamarin monkeys

On Monday morning, the two monkeys vanished from their enclosure, which workers at the zoo believed to have been intentionally compromised. Dallas Zoo employees combed through the zoo grounds and didn’t find the primates.

Upon investigating the case, officers believed the primates were stolen because they couldn’t have gone far from their enclosure.

On Tuesday morning, the Dallas Police Department released a photo of a man who detectives are looking to speak with regarding the two tamarin monkeys.

Suspect wanted for questioning
Detectives are looking to speak with this man in regard to the two tamarin monkeys.

The department seeks the public's help in identifying the pictured individual. Anyone with information about the suspect's identity or whereabouts can call 214-671-4509.

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