Skip to comments.Zoo Boise break-in leads to death of monkey
Posted on 11/17/2012 5:05:28 PM PST by Gamecock
Zoo Boise remained closed Saturday as police conducted an investigation into an overnight break-in at the zoo's primate building that resulted in the death of a male Patas monkey, one of two at the zoo.
"It's very disturbing that someone would intentionally break into the zoo and harm an animal," said Sgt. Ted Snyder of the Boise Police Department in a statement. "We're doing all we can to find who did this."
Police said they are seeking two males wearing dark clothing spotted by a security guard at 4:30 a.m. outside the fence near the primate exhibit. Both fled, one of them heading into the interior of the zoo. Police used a thermal imager in searching the 11-acre zoo grounds but didn't find the person.
"I've been here for 15 years and we haven't had anything like this happen," he said. "This is very upsetting, obviously. This is a community zoo. It's unfortunate that we have to let kids know that something like this happens. Monkeys are always among the most favorite animals here."
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He was just an innocent primate.
A primate’s gotta do what a primate’s gotta do </Night Court>
Wife told me about this early today. Told her people like that will eventually move to people because killing animals isn’t thrilling enough anymore.
Well, the way things have been lately, I bet the monkey knew one of those nutty Kelly twins and maybe Broadwell too. ;-)
Perhaps it wouldn’t have happened if the monkey was armed
“that resulted in the death of a male Patas monkey”
I wonder what happened to the monkey. It’s phrased a little odd. Did the cops tazer the little creature to death or did they have to shoot it. Perhaps they mistook it for a dog...
Boise? It was an attempt to “free” the monkey that went wrong.
They spanked it
Not clear to me whether it was entirely deliberate / premeditated. It sounds as if a person outside of the zoo more or less fled into the zoo and was being searched for. He may have hidden in the monkey pen and been approached by the monkey in an aggressive or otherwise bothersome way.
Those monkeys can weigh around 25 pounds and run faster than a human being.
someone trying to erase his DNA chain...GRANDMA, is that you????
GRANDPA, I guess!!
I don’t wanna click the link, how did they kill a monkey?
Fox the fox
Rat the rat
You can ape the ape
I know about that
There is one thing you must be sure of
I can’t take any more
Darling, don’t you monkey with the monkey
Man, people like that should be caged with a tiger.
I hope it wasn’t a sexual assault.
They caged the wrong animals.
Gravely injured, but still alive when recovered. Died shortly thereafter of a head injury (specific cause undetermined as yet).
The Idaho-Statesman won't bite.
Boise Zoo closes... the monkey’s gone.
Perhaps they mistook it for a dog...
Mistook it for the perp...
Sounds like it might have been a jealous husband.
The monkey was a poo thrower.
They just broke into the zoo to “spank their monkeys.” LoL!
By the way...good handle to post this article “gamecock.”
The article is poorly written...the 2 men were spotted near the fence outside the primate area (not a perimeter fence). The injured monkey is discovered near the perimeter fence. My guess is they were stealing a monkey. So they get one, manage to injure it and go back for another when they are found out and take off in opposite directions. 11 acre zoo, easy for them to elude zoo personnel.
Looks like they’ve caught the perp. As I (and others) guessed this doesn’t seem to have been a deliberate monkey murder.
More along the lines of: 22-year-old idiot gets drunk, decides he wants to steal a monkey. Breaks in, nabs monkey, puts it in his coat. Monkey understandably bites idiot drunk, idiot drunk whacks monkey in the head with tree branch.
Not at all excusing what they did.
Yea saw that. Never underestimate the stupidity of drunks. “I know let’s go steal a monkey!”
I stand by my earlier statement about moving to people...though maybe not as violence minded as I thought the guy was, on a path to grand theft and larceny.
Unfortunately drunks who end up injuring or killing monkeys through foolishness or negligence can end up if they’re not careful killing human beings through foolishness or negligence.
If this guy is smart, he will consider this the biggest alarm bell of his life, and pay heed.