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Animal Poisonings at Sao Paulo Zoo Increase

April 07, 2004|From Times Wire Reports

The number of animals killed by poison at the Sao Paulo Zoo has risen to 73, and police said they still lacked sufficient evidence to charge suspects. The leading detective on the case, Clovis Ferreira de Araujo, told reporters that some suspects continued to work at the zoo.

Araujo said police were looking into groups that might have benefited financially from the animals' deaths. He did not elaborate.

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