Unknown stole three rare otters from the reserve in North Carolina
As reported by Motherboard, the animals stolen in the night. One of Strunnikov Park heard the cries of animals, but when he ran to the cage, then found nobody.
Now reserve the “Animal Edventures Sanctuary in Coats” mourns the death of three otters — Sigmund, Nessie and ned from North America. All three disappeared from their exposure on 25 February.
Otters in the reserve
“We really don’t know the reasons for this decision”, — said the press Secretary of the reserve Corey Freeman.
According to the staff, in the history of the reserve is the first precedent.
Freeman was at that time in the reserve, about 2am. He heard a sharp cry. After the scream came the 10-teekonda silence, then peacocks living in the reserves is in an uproar.
Reserve staff does not believe that the otters had escaped by his own intent.
It is unclear how the criminals got into the territory of the reserve, but its Director believes that the thieves showed a special “sleight of hand” to open the enclosure, and that it would require “strategy and vision”.
Trafficking otter is a well-known problem in South-East Asia, but is primarily aimed at other species such as the Eurasian otter.
Once the North American river has vitabile hunted for their fur, and by the end of 1930-ies almost disappeared in some areas of North Carolina. Currently, their populations are monitored throughout the United States, although North Carolina allowed hunting of this species.
“We’re trying to look for them everywhere. Their welfare is our primary concern. They’re great animals,” says Freeman.
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