Sometimes people that are trying to do good, cause the death of innocent creatures. As they say, the road to hell is paved with good intentions…case in point the monkeys that were recently removed from Blue Tropix nightclub and now are dead….
HILO » Ikaika and Lehua died last month at Hilo’s Panaewa Rainforest Zoo. The two small squirrel monkeys had been among three rescued from a glass enclosure at the Blue Tropix nightclub in Honolulu and brought to the zoo in January.
“It was a bummer. We all felt bad,” zoo director Dick Mortemore said.
The zoo staff buried the animals on the grounds, holding a small service for them, spreading flowers on their graves, Mortemore said.
The first to go was Lehua on April 11. She is thought to have died from lungworm spread by rats, Mortemore said. A tissue sample was sent off to confirm the suspicion, but results are not back yet.
The staff does its best to kill rats, but the 22-acre zoo is in a rain forest, Mortemore said. “This is a jungle up here,” he said.
Around April 29, Ikaika disappeared. The staff searched two days before they found him. Based on how he appeared before he went missing, it is thought that he died from heart or kidney failure. But his body was too badly decomposed when found to make a determination.rest of the sad story…