Dallas Zoo offers $10K reward after vulture's ‘suspicious’ death

Dallas Zoo officials said Monday that they are working with authorities following the "pretty suspicious" death of Pin, an endangered lappet-faced vulture, and announced a hefty reward for information.
In a press conference, Dallas Zoo CEO Gregg Hudson told reporters that after the bird was found dead with a "wound" over the weekend, the zoo alerted Dallas police.
In a release provided to Fox News Digital, the zoo also said Pin had "injuries," which were discovered after an autopsy on the animal, known as a gross necropsy.
In response to Pin's death, the zoo has increased surveillance cameras substantially, including solar tower units from police.
The bird's death comes just over a week after a frantic search was conducted for a missing clouded leopard at the zoo.
DALLAS ZOO ASKS POLICE TO INVESTIGATE 'UNUSUAL' DEATH OF ENDANGERED VULTUREFurthermore, the facility has more than doubled its overnight security and increased staff presence.
Dallas police are in the process of conducting interviews and Fish and Wildlife officials are assisting in the investigation.
The zoo is also asking for help from the public and offering a reward.
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Pin, who was at least 35 years old, had been at the zoo for 33 years.
Losing him is devastating not only to our Zoo family but also to the conservation efforts of this species.
Pin will be missed dearly by everyone," the zoo tweeted Tuesday.
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