Dallas Zoo shuts down as crews look for missing leopard

The Dallas Zoo has closed after a clouded leopard was reported missing and crews were trying to find it.

The Dallas Zoo has closed after a clouded leopard was reported missing and crews were trying to find it.

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The Dallas Zoo issued a “Code Blue” and temporarily shut down due to a reported missing leopard on Friday, January 13. The zoo tweeted around 10:15 a.m. that it was closed “due to a serious situation.” 

Zoo officials said they issued a “code blue” for a “non-dangerous animal that is out of its habitat.” The zoo added that the Dallas Police Department was assisting in their efforts to find the clouded leopard that was unaccounted for when staff arrived that morning. 

“Given the nature of these animals, we believe the animal is still on grounds and hiding,” the zoo wrote in a tweet. “We will share updates and more information as soon as we can. Our focus right now is on locating the animal.”

No additional information was immediately available.

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