Zoo Attack

Pack of dogs kills Australian birds at Indianapolis zoo

All the birds in an Australian exhibit at the Indianapolis Zoo have been killed by a pack of stray dogs. The dead birds include two black swans, three magpie geese and three emus.

It is not known how the dogs got into the zoo. Authorities say zoo employee discovered the strays early Sunday morning as they were attacking birds in the Australian Plains exhibit.

Officials think the dogs were spotted within moments of their break-in, and workers quickly called for help. Police arrived and used shotguns to kill four dogs. An adult male pit bull was captured with a wire noose and a sixth dog is still on the loose. The pit bull will probably be put to death after a quarantine of ten days. The zoo might request a rabies test.