Great horned owl missing after break-in at Baraboo Ochsner Park Zoo

This great horned owl left Baraboo's Ochsner Park Zoo on June 6 or 7, 2022, after a person or group released several animals, according to authorities.

At the very least a person fantastic horned owl is nevertheless missing after an unique or group broke into Baraboo’s Ochsner Park Zoo before this week and released multiple animals, in accordance to authorities. 

On either Monday night or Tuesday early morning, a individual or people cut all of the padlocks on the exterior gates of the zoo and entered, Baraboo Police Main Rob Sinden said. 

About 60 animals of 30 different species reside at the free of charge-admission zoo, which opened in 1926, in accordance to Mike Hardy, Baraboo’s parks, recreation and forestry director. 

As soon as inside, the culprit slash off among 15 and 20 padlocks on animals’ enclosures and also propped doorways open, Sinden said. 

“It was a crystal clear intent to consider to stir those people animals or launch animals,” Sinden said.