Officials say most likely pack of dogs killed flamingos

POSTED: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 4:33pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:59pm

Animal Control officers believe a pack of dogs is responsible for killing seventeen flamingos at the Baton Rouge Zoo. Zoo officials found the birds, dead, Monday morning. They say footprints in the exhibit point to dogs.

Animal control officers are convinced there is a dog pack problem in the area near the zoo. They say dog owners don't always obey leash laws and sometimes their dogs will pack up and hunt smaller animals at night.

Animal control has been patrolling the perimeter of the zoo, looking for the dogs that might have done this, but they're tough to find.

Right now, zoo officials are working to make sure all 147 acres are secure. The flamingo population is down to 30 since the attack, but zoo keepers hope to rebuild the collection in the future.