Suspect arrested in Siberian Lynx thefts

Animals returned Wednesday night

A suspect was taken into custody Thursday in connection with the theft of two Siberian Lynx in the Town of Delavan this week.

The Town of Delavan Police Department made the arrest at around 11 a.m. and are investigating if additional individuals were involved.

The exotic animals were reported missing from the Animal Gardens located at 5065 Hwy 50 on Tuesday.

The lynx were returned to the facility on Wednesday night. Zoo keepers showed off the baby Lynx saying they were in good shape.

Animal Gardens surveillance video caught a black truck driving onto the grounds and leaving with Mowgli and Baloo, the 8-week-old lynx.

Officials say no further information will be released pending the conclusion of the investigation.

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

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