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Delavan police release security video of lynx theft from petting zoo

Delavan police release security video of lynx theft from petting zoo
Posted at 4:00 PM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 20:54:23-04

Delavan police released security footage of the suspected theft of two baby lynx from a local petting zoo Wednesday.

Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a Dodge Ram 1500 Rumble Bee, with a yellow scoop on the hood, likely a 2004 or 2005 model. Authorities say a truck like that is rare, with less than 3,000 black ones nationwide.

Workers at the Animal Gardens petting zoo noticed the two 8-week-old Siberian lynx, Mowgli and Baloo, were missing on the night of July 3. Surveillance video captured a black truck pulling off the grounds.

Police issued this stock image of what the truck looks like. This is not a picture of the truck used in the suspected theft. 

The owners are offering a $1,000 reward for the safe return of the animals.