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Zoo Boise break-in leads to death of monkey
Idaho Statesman ^

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: boise; patas; patasmonkey; zoo

1 posted on 11/17/2012 5:05:32 PM PST by Gamecock
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To: F15Eagle; Larry Lucido

He was just an innocent primate.


2 posted on 11/17/2012 5:07:43 PM PST by Gamecock (Bayonets, Benghazi, Balls, Binders, Big Bird, Birth Control, BS.....)
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To: Gamecock

A primate’s gotta do what a primate’s gotta do </Night Court>


3 posted on 11/17/2012 5:10:05 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: Gamecock

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.


4 posted on 11/17/2012 5:10:48 PM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Gamecock
He said the two Patas monkeys came to Zoo Boise about three years ago from Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo in Florida.

Well, the way things have been lately, I bet the monkey knew one of those nutty Kelly twins and maybe Broadwell too. ;-)

5 posted on 11/17/2012 5:24:53 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Domandred

Perhaps it wouldn’t have happened if the monkey was armed


6 posted on 11/17/2012 5:24:53 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Gamecock

“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...


7 posted on 11/17/2012 5:30:42 PM PST by babygene
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To: Gamecock

Boise? It was an attempt to “free” the monkey that went wrong.


8 posted on 11/17/2012 5:41:34 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: babygene

They spanked it


9 posted on 11/17/2012 5:46:10 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Domandred

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.


10 posted on 11/17/2012 5:47:04 PM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: driftdiver
They spanked it

Well played - I'm going to hell for laughing at that one.
11 posted on 11/17/2012 6:00:39 PM PST by rockvillem
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To: Gamecock

someone trying to erase his DNA chain...GRANDMA, is that you????


12 posted on 11/17/2012 6:06:04 PM PST by terycarl
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To: terycarl

GRANDPA, I guess!!


13 posted on 11/17/2012 6:07:31 PM PST by terycarl
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To: babygene; Daffynition; Slings and Arrows
I wonder what happened to the monkey. It’s phrased a little odd. Did the cops tazer the little creature to death...


14 posted on 11/17/2012 6:10:29 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Gamecock

I don’t wanna click the link, how did they kill a monkey?


15 posted on 11/17/2012 6:16:56 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Ezekiel

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


16 posted on 11/17/2012 6:20:40 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: GeronL
Zoo Boise Director Steve Burns was called and said that during the search he heard a groan that he at first thought was human, but that turned out to be an injured Patas monkey barely moving near the perimeter fence. He said the zoo's veterinarian was called but the monkey died as it was being examined, just before 6 a.m. Police said the monkey appeared to have a head injury.
17 posted on 11/17/2012 6:36:51 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media. GOTV<GOTF)
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To: PA Engineer

!!

Man, people like that should be caged with a tiger.

I hope it wasn’t a sexual assault.


18 posted on 11/17/2012 6:39:12 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Gamecock

They caged the wrong animals.


19 posted on 11/17/2012 6:39:41 PM PST by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: GeronL
I don’t wanna click the link, how did they kill a monkey?

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.

20 posted on 11/17/2012 6:39:41 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: okie01

lol.

Okay.


21 posted on 11/17/2012 6:41:56 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Gamecock; Larry Lucido

So is Kramer!!


22 posted on 11/17/2012 6:57:21 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Gamecock

Boise Zoo closes... the monkey’s gone.


23 posted on 11/17/2012 6:58:27 PM PST by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: babygene

Perhaps they mistook it for a dog...

Mistook it for the perp...


24 posted on 11/17/2012 7:54:37 PM PST by Figment
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To: Gamecock

Sounds like it might have been a jealous husband.


25 posted on 11/17/2012 9:22:27 PM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: Gamecock

The monkey was a poo thrower.


26 posted on 11/18/2012 2:38:52 AM PST by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: Gamecock

They just broke into the zoo to “spank their monkeys.” LoL!

By the way...good handle to post this article “gamecock.”


27 posted on 11/18/2012 4:28:50 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: PA Engineer; 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.


28 posted on 11/18/2012 5:03:12 AM PST by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: Domandred

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.

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/11/21/2355436/police-man-accused-of-killing.html


29 posted on 11/22/2012 11:36:36 AM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: Domandred

Not at all excusing what they did.


30 posted on 11/22/2012 12:03:12 PM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: Jeff Winston

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.


31 posted on 11/22/2012 2:58:21 PM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Domandred

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.


32 posted on 11/22/2012 4:39:17 PM PST by Jeff Winston
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