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The Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion said around 7,000 venomous spiders, scorpions and other creepy crawlers were stolen from the premises late last month in a bizarre heist believed to be an inside job.
'The stolen animals include insects and arthropods used in school programs, exhibits throughout the museum, and behind the scenes rearing and feeding programs,' the IBP team said August 29 on their GoFundMe page.
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The IBP team is raising funds in order to regrow their collection after the thieves took roughly $50,000 worth of insects, animals and other creatures.
The insectarium shared saddening photos to social media last month that showed bare shelves inside the center.
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Museum owner John Cambridge told Gizmodo that at least five employees were caught on surveillance stealing part of the collection that was placed in one of their cars afterward.
Cambridge later checked a back room for the animals and insects but found nothing.
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'It’s not uncommon for a creature to be taken out of its tank and into the back room receive...
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