Vandals Slaughter Zoo Animals at Canadian Park

September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 3, 2010 at 10:41 AM EDT

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September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 3, 2010 at 10:41 AM EDT

ST. CATHARINES, ON (WKBW) -- Several animals were injured and four small animals were killed after Police say vandals broke in to the Happy Rolph conservation area in St. Catharines, Ontario.

The Niagara Regional Police say that park workers arrived at the facility on June 1 to find that the compound had been entered and numerous animals had been injured.

Police believe that two suspects entered the area where the petting and feeding animals were kept and fired pellet and BB guns at various animals.

In addition to wounding several animals and killing four others, officials say a baby goat had been taken from the park.

Parks and Recreation staff were able to provide care for the wounded animals, and further investigation is being conducted into the cause of death for the four deceased animals.

Police followed-up on reports of a baby goat being sold on the Internet, however it was discovered that the advertisement was in fact a hoax.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Niagara Regional Police Service at 905-688-4111 ext. 4380.

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