Ochsner Park Zoo in Baraboo finishes installing security cameras two months after break-in
BARABOO, Wis. — The Ochsner Park Zoo in Baraboo has finished installing security cameras more than two months after a man allegedly broke in and damaged locks on exhibits, allowing four animals to break free.
The community’s parks department made the announcement Tuesday on Facebook. The post thanked community members for donating to the effort.
Aaron Wayne Hovis, 34, of West Lafayette, Indiana, is accused of breaking into the zoo overnight on June 7, damaging the locks on multiple exhibits and the door of another. According to a criminal complaint, Hovis admitted to releasing the animals while drinking at a bar in town.
Four animals — two otters and two owls — escaped; it took nearly a month for all four to be recaptured.
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