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Gregg Hudson, center, executive director and CEO of Dallas Zoo Management, Inc., responds to questions during a news conference at the zoo as Dallas Police Department spokesperson Kristin Lowman, left, and Harrison Adell, right, executive vice president of animal care and conservation for the zoo, looks on, Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, in Dallas. (Tony Gutierrez/ap)

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The arrest of a 24-year-old man accused of taking two monkeys from the Dallas Zoo has shed some light on a mysterious string of events there as police said Friday that they've also linked him to the escape of a small leopard and a gash in the fence of another monkey habitat.

By JAMIE STENGLE Associated Press February 3, 2023