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Friday, October 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Coyote in Zoo Idaho exhibit killed, another injured

Associated Press

POCATELLO – Officials at an eastern Idaho zoo are investigating after a coyote inside an exhibit was killed and another injured.

Zoo Idaho officials told the Idaho State Journal that workers on Saturday morning found Odie dead in the exhibit and Ky injured.

Zoo Superintendent Peter Pruett said the cause of Odie’s death isn’t known but there’s evidence of a fight between the coyotes and another animal through the exhibit fence.

He said modifications are being made to the exhibit to prevent similar events in the future.

Officials said the attack was not made by another zoo animal.

Pruett said the coyotes had been at the exhibit for about 10 years.

Officials say Ky is responding well to veterinary treatment.

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