TX: Dallas Zoo offers $10,000 reward after rare vulture’s death

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“An endangered vulture was found dead in its enclosure at a Texas zoo with ‘an unusual wound’, officials said on Monday. The bird’s death occurred just over a week after the mysterious disappearance of a clouded leopard that escaped from its exhibit through a cut-out hole. Police have been asked to look into the death of the rare lappet-faced bird — one of 6,500 on the planet. Results from a necropsy report deemed the death ‘very suspicious.’ ‘The death does not appear to be from natural causes,’ zoo officials said in a statement. No further details where given due to the ongoing investigation. ‘If it’s related to anything that happened to the clouded leopard before, it goes from being about malicious and gets really into criminal intent,’ the zoo’s president Greg Hudson said at a press conference.” (01/24/23)