Friday, November 9, 2018

Wild Dogs Kill Three Zoo Animals

The Jackson Zoo issued the following statement.

The animal care staff at the Jackson Zoo were forced to destroy three feral dogs that killed or injured several exotic animals inside the African Savannah exhibit on Friday, November 9th, 2018, at approximately 8:30 am. The attack happened during the over night hours while the park was closed.

When Zookeepers arrived on Friday morning, all staff were alerted when three non-breed specific, untagged dogs were inside the gates of the Savannah, and several of the zoo animals normally inside the exhibit could not be located visually.

Staff discovered the remains of two Klipspringers and a Spur-winged goose while assessing the situation. Interim Director David Wetzel made the decision to terminate the feral dogs to protect the remaining animals in the exhibit, including another Spur-winged goose found injured.

Although zoo animals are not treated as pets or companion animals, their caregivers do forge affectionate bonds with the animals, and the loss is felt deeply.

The perimeter gates are monitored frequently by daytime staff and overnight security, and staff is currently investigating the fence line for the dogs' point of entry.

All animal care professionals encourage communities to stress the importance of spaying and neutering companion animals to reduce the feral population of cats and dogs.


Anonymous said...

Its like a 3rd world country over there.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...


Here's a Radical Idea said...

[Ring, ring. Ring, ring]

MusicMan Blaine: "Hello, this is Bob Blaine".

Mayor Yammeralot: "Bob, Antar here. Hear about the stray dogs getting into the zoo this morning?"

MusicMan Blaine: "Yes, I did. All that was lost was some goats and birds. No big deal."

Mayor Yammeralot: "Bob, I think we're going to need another full-blown study to deflect public attention away from our sloth-like movement relative to the zoo."

MusicMan Blaine: "No problem. How long do you want the study to take before completion?"

Mayor Yammeralot: "How about 9 months? I'll announce it today but don't start the study until 2019. That will give us basically another year to do absolutely nothing."

MusicMan Blaine: "Got it. 9-month study to commence in 3 months. What are the conclusions you want the study to reach?"

Mayor Yammeralot: "I'm not sure. Let's study that. But I do want to make sure the study conclusion throws in a bunch of happy platitudes about how we want to rebuild West Jackson."

MusicMan Blaine: "Okay, but what does that have to do with some dogs killing goats and birds at the zoo?"

Mayor Yammeralot: "Nothing at all but it will make for some good soundbites."

MusicMan Blaine: "Mayor, while I have you on the line there was another massive raw sewage discharge down the street from me the other night at Kimwood and Northside."

Mayor Yammeralot: "Hey Bob, I've got to go. Talk to Miller. He's got all that shit under control."

[Hangs up.]

Anonymous said...

Could have been a child. Let's see if the residents get up in arms about this as much as they do about moving the zoo

Anonymous said...

Close the Zoo. Send the animals to a safe zoo.
Close JPS.
Hire more trained cops.
Fix the streets
Fix the water system.

Unknown said...

Didn't even realize there were still animals at the zoo to be killed.

Anonymous said...

It's a mercy killing!

Anonymous said...

These dogs appear to have a lead deficiency.

Anonymous said...

Wild dogs my ass. These are dogs that their owners refuse to keep penned up at night, so they run wild all over West Jackson. This is not the first time this has happened.

Anonymous said...

Thank, God, the mutts didn't kill Kenneth's parakeets.

Anonymous said...

When is enough ENOUGH!?! Save the animals
& Close the zoo!!

Anonymous said...

New targets for rocks and bottles

Anonymous said...

I take my kids to the zoo. Do I have to be worried about being attacked by feral dogs in addition to being robbed or worse?

Anonymous said...

Didn't basically the same thing happen about a year ago? Same exhibit too?

Anonymous said...

The zoo has gone to the dogs.

Make Lemonade from Lemons said...

Could they maybe turn this into a positive and start a wild dog exhibit?

Anonymous said...

This is awful. I'm so sorry.

Anonymous said...

I wish there was an organized effort to close that awful place down. I would contribute my time and money to help make it happen. The whole thing is a dumpster fire especially for those poor animals.

Anonymous said...

Yet another reason not to move the zoo
See everybody Kenneth and the mayor know what they're doing

Anonymous said...

Yet another reason not to move the zoo
See everybody Kenneth and the mayor know what they're doing

Jackson is a Zoo said...

Turn the hounds loose.

Anonymous said...

Not to worry. This is part of Chuck’s master plan. Stokes will argue the point with you since the zoo has no animals.

Anonymous said...

- Heard they were last seen around City Hall
- All The Sophisticated Dogs Are At Ole Ms
Or Heading To Prison ( Lo$T Dog$ )
- So that’s Why Club Fed is so Ni$e
————Dog Gone ————

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