Seek Justice for Slain Zoo Monkey

Target: Idaho Judiciary System

Goal: Prosecute the intruders who broke into zoo and killed one of the monkeys

During a break-in at Zoo Boise in Idaho, two intruders killed a male Patas monkey through blunt force trauma to the head and neck. The monkey was a long time resident of Zoo Boise, and a favorite among many of the children that visited the zoo.

On the night of the break in, the Patas monkey’s distress call alerted a security guard. The guard investigated, and found two males fleeing from the primate exhibit. Unfortunately, by that time the monkey had already been fatally injured. The monkey died several hours later despite the zoo veterinarian’s best attempts to save him.

The situation is especially tragic because the remaining Patas monkey is the only one of his kind at the zoo. In all likelihood, Zoo Boise will have to send the remaining monkey to another zoo. Monkeys are highly social animals, and it would be inhumane to keep the remaining monkey without a companion. Unfortunately, there are remarkably few Patas monkeys in captivity, so finding the monkey a new home will be difficult.

Despite police investigation, the two intruders have not been caught. Since nothing was stolen, and no other animals were injured, the intruders’ motivation is unclear. It is shocking to the police and zoo staff that anyone would want to harm the animals.

Sign the petition below, and ask that the intruders be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law upon their capture. This is a senseless crime that has left one animal dead, and another without a home or his long time companion.


Dear Idaho Judiciary System,

During a break in at Zoo Boise, two men killed a Patas monkey through blunt force trauma to the head and neck. The situation is especially tragic because the remaining Patas monkey will need to be moved to another zoo.

While police are still looking for the two male intruders who broke in and killed the monkey, they have yet to apprehend them. I ask that when the intruders are caught, they be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. This was a senseless crime, that has left an animal dead, and many people heartbroken.


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One Comment

  1. Murder and must be punished to the fullest extent. What gives anybody the right to trespass and commit such a heinous crime?

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