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

At minimum 1 great horned owl is still missing soon after an individual or group broke into Baraboo’s Ochsner Park Zoo earlier this week and released many animals, according to authorities. 

On possibly Monday night time or Tuesday early morning, a particular person or folks cut all of the padlocks on the exterior gates of the zoo and entered, Baraboo Law enforcement Chief Rob Sinden said. 

About 60 animals of 30 different species reside at the no cost-admission zoo, which opened in 1926, according to Mike Hardy, Baraboo’s parks, recreation and forestry director. 

At the time inside of, the culprit lower off amongst 15 and 20 padlocks on animals’ enclosures and also propped doorways open up, Sinden said. 

“It was a distinct intent to try to stir all those animals or release animals,” Sinden mentioned.