The Dallas Zoo was in shock on Tuesday after police arrested Davion Irvin in connection with the disappearance of two monkeys from the zoo.
The two monkeys, a patas monkey and a white-cheeked gibbon, were reported missing last week. The zoo had offered a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible.
Local police were able to trace the monkeys to Irvin after receiving a tip. He was arrested on Tuesday and is currently being held in jail on charges of grand theft.
The zoo released a statement thanking the police for their quick action in apprehending the suspect. They said they were relieved to have the monkeys back safe and sound.
The zoo also thanked the public for their help in the investigation and for their support during what was a difficult time for the zoo.
The monkeys are now back in their enclosure, and the zoo is hoping to get back to normal as soon as possible.