6-foot camel, pint-size pony stolen from zoo

/ Source: The Associated Press

A 6-foot-tall camel named Moses and his pint-size pony sidekick have been stolen from a Texas zoo.

Officials at Capital of Texas Zoo near Austin reported the theft of the kid-friendly creatures this week.

Zoo founder Michael Hicks said that the 3-year-old camel and the nearly quarter-century old pony, named Coco, are "best friends" and follow each other.

He said staff at the attraction are "heartbroken."

Both animals were last seen in a zoo pasture Tuesday night, Hicks said. They were gone in the morning.

He has offered a $400 reward for information leading to their safe return.