Dogs kill young gazelles at Jackson Zoo - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Dogs kill young gazelles at Jackson Zoo

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Jackson Zoo officials are investigating how a pack of wild dogs killed two juvenile dama gazelles.The gazelles were killed Tuesday night, zoo officials say.

The gazelles came to Jackson from the Memphis Zoo about 10 days ago and were in still in quarantine when the dogs attacked.

Jackson Zoo spokesman Chris Mims says there were no signs of how the dogs got into the zoo. Mims says the gazelles were in an enclosure designed to contain them, not keep out dogs.       The gazelles, which are found wild only in parts of Africa, are a threatened species.

The two in Jackson were part of a captive breeding program. The zoo traded an adult gazelle for the young ones, Mims said.

 

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