DETROIT - The Detroit Zoo is serving as a sanctuary to more than 1,000 mammals, reptiles, and spiders seized from a Texas exotic animal dealer.
The Macomb Daily reports the 1,100 animals at the Detroit Zoo were among nearly 27,000 animals seized Dec. 15 in the nation's largest exotic animal-rescue effort.
After a judge ruled the animals will not be returned to U.S. Global Exotics, zoo workers helped care for the animals for seven weeks at a temporary site in Dallas. Thursday, 1,100 of the animals were moved to the Detroit Zoo, including five wallabies, four sloths, and hundreds of reptiles, spiders, and amphibians.