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Fromer Oklahoma City Zoo employee sentenced to probation and community service.

He admitted stealing and selling hatchlings while employed at the Zoo.

(AP) – A former Oklahoma City Zoo employee has been sentenced to probation and community service after pleading guilty to trafficking stolen Galapagos tortoise hatchlings. Federal prosecutors announced the sentence Thursday for Joshua Taylor Lucas of Austin, Texas. Lucas pleaded guilty to a felony wildlife trafficking count. The former assistant curator of herpetology at the Oklahoma City Zoo admitted stealing several hatchlings while working at the zoo and shipping them to a Nevada man. An attorney for Lucas didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment on the sentence.

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