DALLAS, TX – The Dallas Zoo on Friday morning was shut down after discovering that a clouded leopard had gone missing from its habitat.
According to the Dallas Zoo, on Jan. 13, 2023, at around 10:15 a.m., the zoo was forced to shut down for a code blue on a 'Non-dangerous animal.' The animal that is on the loose is a clouded leopard.
Staff believes that the animal is still in the zoo and is hiding based on the nature of the animal.
Clouded leopards are typically around 40 pounds and are not directly dangerous to humans. However, the animal will defend itself from a human in certain situations.
Police have been called to the scene and are also searching for the cat. There are drones that have been launched to help locate the animal. So far no word yet on if they have located the clouded leopard.