The theft occurred in Australia, at the zoo in Perth. Jesse Roy Hooker, 23 years old, came with a girl to the zoo, saw a meerkat and could no longer leave without it – just put it in a backpack and carried it away home.
A month before this strange event at the Perth Zoo, a couple meerkat was born the long-awaited cub – probably the most a charming creature in the world. Baby Salam was with parents in an open-air cage, and zoo staff first thought that it was carried away by birds of prey.
Everything became clear when the police returned the loss. Thief “pierced” in boasting – he began to upload photos on social networks Salamis with their other pets, which, incidentally, a lot of him: a cat and four dogs.
In his defense, Hooker could only say that he could not resist the charm of an outlandish animal. Now to him will have to pay a fine of four thousand Australian dollars. BUT Salam was returned to his parents with joy.