Just then, the fox had an idea. The traffic cameras would have recorded what happened to Manchas! But how could they get access to (接近) the videos?
“I’ve got a friend at city hall,” said Judy.
When Nick and Judy arrived at city hall, Assistant Mayor Bellwether was trying to get the mayor’s attention.
“Clear my afternoon,” snapped (打断) Mayor Lionheart (狮市长). “I’m going out.”
“But, sir!” cried Bellwether. The door slammed (砰的一声) in her face and sent her papers flying. “Oh, mutton chops,” she muttered (低声抱怨).
Bellwether was happy to help Nick and Judy. She showed them the footage (镜头) from the traffic cameras. The video showed wolves putting Manchas into a van!
“Night howlers!” Judy exclaimed. “That’s what Manchas was afraid of . . . wolves!” She nodded.
“If they took Manchas, they probably took Otterton, too.”
The van drove onto a back road that led out of town. Nick had a good idea where it went.
Nick took Judy to the old Cliffside Asylum (悬崖收容所). A pack of wolves guarded the entrance. Judy started to howl. “Ooooo! Ooooo!”
As she expected (料想), the wolves joined in. They couldn’t help it! “Ooooo! Ooooo!” While the wolves howled, Judy and Nick snuck inside.
Inside, Judy and Nick found Manchas, Otterton, and the other missing mammals. They’d all gone savage!
Just then, Mayor Lionheart and a doctor walked in. Judy quickly hid and used her phone to record their conversation (对话).
The doctor said he didn’t know why the animals had gone wild. “But we both know what they have in common,” he added. “We can’t keep this a secret.”
Lionheart was worried (担心的) that the truth would make the city panic.
Suddenly, Judy’s phone rang. She and Nick had to make a daring escape.
Judy took the video to Chief Bogo—she had cracked (侦破) the case of the missing mammals! Mayor Lionheart was arrested and Assistant Mayor Bellwether took over.
Judy handed Nick a ZPD application (申请表). “I could really use a partner (搭档),” she said. Nick grinned (咧嘴笑).
At a press conference (新闻发布会), Judy admitted (指出) she didn’t know why these animals had gone savage. She did note that all of them were predators.
“Could this happen again?” asked a reporter.
“Yes,” said Judy. “It’s possible.”
After the press conference, Nick was angry. Judy had made it sound like any predator could go savage at any time! “You think I might go nuts (发疯), too?” he asked.
He tossed the ZPD application aside and walked away.
All over Zootopia, prey animals became distrustful (不信任) of predators as even more of them went savage.
Saddened at having caused so much trouble, Judy quit the ZPD.
Judy returned to Bunnyburrow. While working at her family’s farm stand, Judy was startled to hear her dad warning kids to stay away from the night howlers, flowers that made animals go crazy.
“Night howlers are flowers, not wolves,” Judy realized. “The flowers are making predators go savage. That’s it!”
Judy dropped everything, jumped into the family pickup truck, and drove back to Zootopia.