Gingrich: ‘I have an alibi,’ didn’t steal red panda

The panda, Rusty, was reported missing from the zoo on Monday. Zoo gates were closed early Monday morning after he was not found in his enclosure at 7:30 a.m. The gates were reopened at around 9:45 a.m.

Gingrich's tweet is not random. He has been open about his love for zoo animals and, when he was Speaker-elect, he gave one of his earliest interviews from the Atlanta Zoo in his home state of Georgia.