Miami zoo’s cat poop problem putting animals at risk

Miami zoo’s cat poop problem putting animals at risk
Courtesy: NBC Miami

MIAMI, Florida (NBC News) – Stray cats create a deadly hazard at a Miami zoo.

The cats are sneaking into Zoo Miami at night, and relieving themselves – using sand in exhibits as litter boxes.

But their feces can contain a deadly parasite, which causes a disease called toxoplasmosis.

It’s blamed for the deaths of three squirrel monkeys and a red kangaroo at the zoo.

“Cannot guarantee that these animals got Toxoplasmosis from the cats but the fact that it is transmitted in cat feces,” said Ron Magill, a zoo spokesperson. “It’s our obligation to remove all the risk that we have from the park.”

According to NBC Miami, the crafty cats are sneaking in from an adjacent park that has over 200 strays.

Now the zoo is trapping them, putting the healthy ones up for adoption.

That doesn’t sit well with the people of Cat Network, who say the best solution is for the zoo to keep all other land species “Out”.

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