3 stray dogs en­ter Jack­son Zoo, kill 2 ex­otic an­i­mals

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JACK­SON, MISS.

Three stray dogs killed and in­jured sev­eral ex­otic an­i­mals at the Jack­son

Zoo be­fore staff killed them to stop the at­tacks.

The zoo’s events and me­dia spe­cial­ist, E.J. Rivers, says it hap­pened some­time Thurs­day night or early Fri­day while the zoo was closed.

She says staff re­ceived a call about 8:30 a.m. after the re­mains of three an­i­mals were found. She says in­terim Di­rec­tor David Wet­zel then or­dered the dogs ter­mi­nated to pro­tect the re­main­ing an­i­mals in the African Sa­van­nah Ex­hibit.

Zoo of­fi­cials say the dogs killed two Klip­springers, a small an­te­lope found in eastern and south­ern Africa, and a Spur-winged goose, a large bird re­lated to geese that is found in sub-Sa­ha­ran Africa.

Rivers says the zoo is try­ing to de­ter­mine how the dogs got into the zoo.

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