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Lynx wild cat in Dartmoor Zoo escape alert


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Keepers at Dartmoor Zoo found that newly-arrived Flaviu the Lynx had escaped

Police have launched an air and sea seek for a lynx wild cat which has escaped from a zoo.

Officers have warned folks to not way the Carpathian Lynx, which escaped from Dartmoor Zoo in Devon by way of digging out of its enclosure.

The cat, named Flaviu, is the scale of a big domestic cat and may be dangerous if cornered, police mentioned.

A Dartmoor Zoo spokesman stated: “Our primary considerations now are for the protection of the general public and the welfare of Flaviu.”

More on the escaped Lynx, plus different Devon and Cornwall news

The zoo took supply of the animal on Wednesday from Port Lympne natural world park in Kent and settled him into his new home at 19.30 BST.

On Thursday morning they found it had escaped. No trace of it has been found in the zoo.

A Dartmoor Zoo spokesman stated: “He Is extremely timid and his intuition will be to keep away from people, so we are asking the public to be vigilant and inform the police on 999 if they see him.”

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Cops have warned folks to not way the animal that escaped from Dartmoor Zoo in Devon

Escapes from Dartmoor Zoo:

2006 Jaguar escaped from pen and right into a tigers’ enclosure ahead of it was once sedated with the aid of keepers

2007: Wolf clambered excessive of its enclosure earlier than being recaptured

A police spokesman mentioned: “If contributors of the public sight it they should name 999 right away.

“The animal must not be approached as it can become dangerous if alarmed or cornered.”

Kids at the nearby Little Orchard Montessori College have been instructed to remain inside of previous.

A police helicopter joined the search and officers performed a house-to-home operation within the house to provide advice.

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The zoo took delivery of the animal on Wednesday, however it escaped on Thursday morning



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