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Some people are claiming that the young lynx that has gone on the run from Dartmoor Zoo is missing its mother. They think that, once he is captured, he should be reunited with her at the zoo in Kent where they were based.
The big cat gnawed his way out of his new enclosure in Devon within hours of his arrival last Wednesday, 7 July.
The zoo is even using recordings of the mother, supplied by Port Lympne reserve to try to lure two-year-old Flaviu into a trap laid for him.
Sam Crofts has started a petition saying this indicates that the youngster is missing his mum and should be reunited with her.
Many of the zoo staff and volunteers helping to locate a missing lynx on Dartmoor have been told to stand down. It's because two-year-old Flaviu has been located on a section of farmland.
Staff at the Dartmoor Zoo say it is now a case of watching and waiting. A number of humane traps have been set and it is hoped the wild cat will contain himself. Staff are now watching from a safe distance and hope he will be tempted by some tasty meat.
A huge search operation was launched yesterday and the zoo remains shut.
Staff at Dartmoor Zoo are 'playing the waiting game' this morning (8 July) in anticipation of the safe return of a lynx, that escaped from captivity yesterday.
Flaviu the Lynx hasn't been seen since 6 July. Police drones and thermal imaging has been instated to try and locate the missing animal.
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Flaviu the lynx is back at Dartmoor Zoo after escaping three weeks ago. He's a bit grumpy but staff have news that might cheer him up
Keepers have said they will play recordings of the missing wildcat's mother in an attempt to persuade it into a humane trap.