This case contains photographs of the “Dead Zoo Gang” or Rathkeale Rovers in stool sample vials. These fourteen members, linked to an Irish organised crime gang, were convicted in 2016 of plotting to steal rhino horn and Chinese artefacts worth up to £57 million from natural history museums, taxidermy shops and auction houses.


“The Dead Zoo Gang,” is a book by Charles Homans, published in 2014, that tells the story this group of international thieves known for robbing unlikely targets: taxidermists, antiques dealers, and natural history museums. https://www.amazon.com/Dead-Zoo-Gang-Charles-Homans-ebook/dp/B00JRCSZO0

Handout photo issued by Durham Police, 2016