Missing lynx spotted, but escapes capture

Dartmoor Zoo warn people not to approach the young lynx as he is very timid. Credit: Dartmoor Zoo

A lynx which escaped from Dartmoor Zoo on 7 July has been found – but has evaded capture, and is still on the run.

The animal evaded the eyes of zoo keepers when he dug out of his enclosure and successfully went missing. The disappearance promoted a huge search operation.

The team at the zoo along with Exeter Police say they are 'working very hard to bring [the lynx] home safely'.

Flaviu, arrived at the zoo on Wednesday (6 July) but when staff went to check on the new addition in the morning, his enclosure was empty.

The empty enclosure at the zoo. Credit: ITV News