A Colony of Prairie Dogs From The El Paso Zoo Are Missing… Or are they?!
The story you are about to read is a case that may never get solved! *cue dramatic music*
More than a dozen prairie dogs have disappeared from the El Paso Zoo, but here’s the really crazy part….. They have been missing since 2021! But the people of El Paso barely found out 2 years later!
*Gasps in Spanish*
It was just last month when staff at the El Paso Zoo first became aware that 14 prairie dogs were missing after they failed to appear from underground at the end of the colder season.
After realizing that something wasn’t right, Zoo staff began searching for the prairie dogs using camera equipment and even bringing in Fort Bliss soldiers to excavate the area by hand. However, no trace of the prairie dogs were found! No bones, no hair, NOTHING!
Look, it’s a long story with so many twists and turns and honestly, it really does deserve it’s own Borderland Crimes episode! *Cue KVIA’s Stephanie Valle*
We may never know what happened to these prairie dogs, and while I hope that they are doing great and living their best life, I also wonder where the heck they went!!
I decided to ask the people of El Paso where they thought these escape artists may have gone and while some answers are hilarious, others are pretty dark!
Here’s Where El Pasoans Think The Prairie Dogs Went:
"They were recruited by El Chapo to dig his tunnels."
Honestly, THAT’S WHAT I WAS THINKING, TOO!!
"They went to Chico's tacos and never came back."
Wow. Dark. LEAVE CHICO’S TACOS ALONE!!!
Hey, maybe prairie dogs are baseball fans!
"The pregnant Giraffe ate them."
Juma the giraffe, you are NOT the father!! YIKES!
"They went to the Big El Paso Fair!"
Ahhhh, but of course!! No one can miss a good fair!
“They’re the “taxpayer” who tagged the east El Paso skate park!"
OMG did we just solve TWO CRIMES?!?!
*Adds "trained FBI agent” to my resume*
Personally, I think they went to The Tap to relax, but that’s just my biased opinion.
Or maybe, just maybe.... I’M THE THIEF!!!
JUST KIDDING FBI! Don’t arrest me. A child and two dogs is more than enough for me to handle. Trust me!
El Pasoans have plenty of other theories and you can read them all here: