Forty More Animals Removed from Cricket Hollow Zoo

More animals were removed from Cricket Hollow Zoo west of Manchester on Thursday.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund says Animal Rescue League of Iowa officials returned to the zoo’s property on a continued court order. They discovered dozens more animals on the property that were previously missing from the first rescue on Monday. They say rescuers had cleared every building allowed in the court order on Monday, but upon returning on Thursday, new animals had been placed in those buildings.

They say those animals have now been rescued too. The animals removed on Thursday include thirteen llamas, ten parakeets and eight sugar gliders.

With the additional forty animals removed Thursday, that now brings the total number of animals rescued from Cricket Hollow Zoo to over four hundred.

But the Animal Legal Defense Fund says many animals are still missing. Anyone with information regarding the missing animals is encouraged to contact the Animal Legal Defense Fund at



photo courtesy of Animal Legal Defense Fund