The Dallas Zoo closed Friday morning due to a “serious situation” with a missing clouded leopard.
The zoo said it issued a “code blue” at 10:20 a.m., adding that the Dallas Police Department was helping them find a “non-dangerous” cat that was out of its habitat and went missing when staff arrived earlier Friday morning. .
Today the zoo is closed due to a serious situation.
— Dallas Zoo (@DallasZoo) January 13, 2023
“Given the nature of these animals, we believe the animal is still on site and hiding,” the zoo tweeted. “We will share updates and additional information as soon as we can. Right now we’re focused on finding the animal.”
No further information was forthcoming.