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"Dallas PD is onsite assisting with the search efforts," the Dallas Zoo tweeted again. "The Zoo is closed today as our teams work to find and recover the animal. Given the nature of these animals, we believe the animal is still on grounds and hiding. We will share updates and more information as soon as we can.

"Our focus right now is on locating the animal."

By Friday afternoon, the Dallas Zoo had done just that. In a statement to BuzzFeed News, the facility said Nova, the 4-year-old, 25-pound clouded leopard, was found near her original habitat around 4:40 p.m. local time.

"Initial indications are she is not injured," the zoo said. "She is being evaluated by our veterinary staff right now."

Harrison Edell, executive vice president of animal care and conservation at the zoo, told reporters early Friday that employees had found a tear in the mesh where Nova escaped her habitat.

"More likely than not when she's scared, she's going to climb a tree, stay out of our way, hunt some squirrels and birds, and hope not to be noticed," Edell said.

Another zoo executive, president Gregg Hudson, described the opening in Nova's enclosure as "suspicious," the Dallas Morning News reported. And Dallas police Sgt. Warren Mitchell told the newspaper that the department had opened a criminal investigation into the incident.

“It is our belief that this was an intentional act,” Mitchell said.

The zoo said it would provide additional updates about Nova's status on Saturday.

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via: BuzzFeed News.

Nova, a 25-pound clouded leopard, was found on the zoo grounds after a daylong search. Officials said she had been missing after an intentional tear was made in the mesh of her enclosure.2 hours ago

Nova, a 25-pound clouded leopard, was found on the zoo grounds after a daylong search. Officials said she had been missing after an intentional tear was made in the mesh of her enclosure.32 minutes ago

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