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    Zoo Boise was closed until about 1 p.m. Saturday while police investigated a break-in that left a male Patas monkey dead. Detectives recovered blood at the scene and are testing it to see if it belongs to the monkey or to one of the suspects.

    They also found a gray ballcap they believe one of the suspects dropped. The cap has a white design of a skull with a small red logo and wings.

    A zoo security guard called the police at 4:30 a.m. after seeing two men in dark clothes, one inside the zoo, the other outside the fence near the primate exhibit. The men ran when they saw the guard. The man inside the fence ran into the zoo’s interior.

    Police soon arrived, along with Zoo Director Steve Burns. Police searched the zoo twice for the suspect, once with a thermal imager, but found no one.

    Burns said they were searching when they heard a groaning sound.

    “We didn’t know what it was, whether it was an animal or a human,” he said.

    It was the severely injured monkey lying next to the fence near where the guard had seen the suspects. The monkey appeared to have a wound on its head.

    Zoo veterinarian Holly Peters arrived within 15 minutes, Burns said, but the monkey died a short time later. Peters performed a necropsy Saturday afternoon that revealed the animal died of blunt force trauma to its head and neck.

    The monkey shared a cage with another male Patas monkey that was not harmed. Police have not said how the men got into the zoo, nor how they were able to open the monkeys’ cage. No other animal at the zoo was harmed.

    The zoo is never left unattended, said Burns. A guard is on duty from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m., when staffers are not there, every day of the year. A guard was on duty Saturday at the time of the break-in.

    Burns said there have not been other break-ins during the 15 years he’s been at Zoo Boise.

    The staff hasn’t yet had time to review what happened Saturday, nor talked about what security changes might be made in the future, he said.

    Staffers greeted news of the monkey’s death with “a lot of shock, a lot of tears, a lot of devastation,” said Burns.

    “One said it feels like someone broke into their house and harmed one of their children,” he said.

    The zoo’s animals are not pets, he said, but staffers who care for them on a daily basis for many years build strong attachments.

    As do visitors.

    “The monkeys are always among the visitors’ favorites,” said Burns. “It’s going to be hard to explain to kids that there are people in the world who would do something like this.”

    Patas monkeys are ground dwellers from the African plains. Adults like the monkey that was killed stand about two-and-a-half feet tall and weigh 35 pounds.

    Both of Zoo Boise’s Patas monkeys came from the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa Bay, Fla., three years ago.

    “Because monkeys are social animals we are concerned about the welfare of the remaining animal,” said Burns on Saturday.

    The zoo staff will decide whether to find a new companion for its surviving monkey or move him to another zoo.

    Zoo Boise was recently re-accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, a process that included a review to ensure it meets standards of animal care, veterinary programs, conservation, education and safety.

    The AZA requires zoos and aquariums to successfully complete the accreditation process every five years in order to be members of the association. The zoo has never been denied accreditation.

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    What irresponsible bastards would be so nasty as to break into the zoo after hours and kill that innocent Patas monkey?! Oh, and it's from the Idaho Statesman. I hope that when the two responsible for this inconsiderate act get caught, they'll see how they like it when they get a beating! Or at least get their fat, sorry butts dragged off to Prison.
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    A sad day for all humanity.

    I will remember this caged and enslaved monkey for the pleasure of its captors in a foreign land forever...

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    What the fuck, this is one of the saddest things I've ever heard.
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    Default Re: Monkey killed in Zoo Boise break-in

    That's just really horrible, those were horrible people to break into a zoo and kill a monkey like that.

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    This is indeed sickening beyond belief, and my suspicions that those two men might've been working for PeTA to create excuses to protest against zoos in general by the monkey's death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghetsis-Dennis View Post
    my suspicions that those two men might've been working for PeTA to create excuses to protest against zoos in general by the monkey's death.
    While PETA is rather extreme, they're not so extreme as to do something like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghetsis-Dennis View Post
    This is indeed sickening beyond belief, and my suspicions that those two men might've been working for PeTA to create excuses to protest against zoos in general by the monkey's death.
    They did exactly the opposite of what Peta stands for, tbh.

    Its a shame. Hopefully they are caught soon.
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    Whhaaaatttt?! I used to live in Boise! D: Poor monkey...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabberwocky View Post
    While PETA is rather extreme, they're not so extreme as to do something like this.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Clowncrete View Post
    They did exactly the opposite of what Peta stands for, tbh.

    Its a shame. Hopefully they are caught soon.
    Where were you two when Pokemon Black and Blue came out? Or during the Sea-kitten Campaign? Or the Milk-Substitution crap? PETA has no problems whatsoever with getting dirty to get their misguided message out, and that message doesn't have a thing to do with animal rights. It's about trying to control the way people think and feel with an extreme ideal.

    But that's beside the point (and should be further discussed in the bus). The people who did this are incredibly dangerous and cold-hearted, and need to be brought to justice right away. I hope they find these guys and bash them in the head a few times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catilena1890 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jabberwocky View Post
    While PETA is rather extreme, they're not so extreme as to do something like this.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Clowncrete View Post
    They did exactly the opposite of what Peta stands for, tbh.

    Its a shame. Hopefully they are caught soon.
    Where were you two when Pokemon Black and Blue came out? Or during the Sea-kitten Campaign? Or the Milk-Substitution crap? PETA has no problems whatsoever with getting dirty to get their misguided message out, and that message doesn't have a thing to do with animal rights. It's about trying to control the way people think and feel with an extreme ideal.
    None of those campaigns involved the outright harm or killing of any real animal.

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    Default Re: Monkey killed in Zoo Boise break-in

    Quote Originally Posted by Catilena1890 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jabberwocky View Post
    While PETA is rather extreme, they're not so extreme as to do something like this.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Clowncrete View Post
    They did exactly the opposite of what Peta stands for, tbh.

    Its a shame. Hopefully they are caught soon.
    Where were you two when Pokemon Black and Blue came out? Or during the Sea-kitten Campaign? Or the Milk-Substitution crap? PETA has no problems whatsoever with getting dirty to get their misguided message out, and that message doesn't have a thing to do with animal rights. It's about trying to control the way people think and feel with an extreme ideal.

    But that's beside the point (and should be further discussed in the bus). The people who did this are incredibly dangerous and cold-hearted, and need to be brought to justice right away. I hope they find these guys and bash them in the head a few times.
    Animal rights is hardly a misguided concept. Making a mock video-game and killing real creatures are not the same thing either.
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    Default Re: Monkey killed in Zoo Boise break-in

    Poor thing. For what purpose would anyone do this? What does it accomplish? Don't they give any value to the lifes of animals? I hope those bastards don't have any pets...

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