- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A detective agency has been hired to make recommendations for improving security at the Albuquerque zoo following the killing of a rare Tasmanian devil on loan from Australia.

The Albuquerque Journal (https://goo.gl/nq0S8W) reports that private agency will make recommendations about internal policies and procedures of the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo, while city police continue their criminal investigation of the killing.

The animal named Jasper was found dead in his enclosure on Oct. 15, and zoo officials have since said they were adding more guards and surveillance cameras.

An examination concluded that Jasper died from a fractured skull and brain trauma. A piece of asphalt was found nearby.

The animal was one of four Tasmanian devils loaned to the Albuquerque zoo by Healesville Sanctuary in Australia as part of a breeding program.


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