TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Staff members at the Tupelo Buffalo Park came to work Tuesday to find the park had been vandalized.
Gates and fences were broken, and obscenities had been written all over the property.
"We noticed that one of the gates had been run through, and there was a lot of vandalism on the property," said Lindsay Bullock, who works at the park.
Vulgar images were also spray painted onto statues and other property around the park.
Staff also checked what had been recorded by security cameras that night, and the video revealed the trespassers were three males.
They are seen with shirts and coverings on their faces while walking around the park.
Another video from the security cameras shows the trespassers spraying paint at Kiki the lion.
"A lot of these animals are endangered and threatened, and it's just that I can't imagine someone wanting to do that," said park co-owner Shelia Franklin. "Here in the pasture, they were just on their own. Anything could have got them, or they could have hurt our animals, but they took their life in their hands when they crossed over into the pasture."
No animals were hurt.
The park plans on being closed for a few days at least to repair and clean up the damage left by the vandals.
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to arrests in the case.