The mystery of the missing baby meerkat has been solved
The mystery over a missing baby meerkat at Perth Zoo has been solved after a police search of a home east of the city uncovered the newborn animal.
The one-month-old meerkat was due to be revealed to the public on Thursday this week, but was last spotted around 3pm on Wednesday – and within half-an-hour had disappeared from its enclosure.
At first, zoo employees were investigating if the animal had been stolen but later turned their focuses towards the idea a predatory animal may have snatched the baby.
Police were also informed about the meerkat’s disappearance.
Inquiries then led detectives to a home in Beverley, where a search warrant was undertaken and the baby meerkat found.
A man and woman are now both assisting police with further inquiries into the matter.
Charges have yet been laid over the incident.
More to come.