Escaped lynx recaptured and returned to Dartmoor Zoo

A two-year-old lynx called Flaviu which escaped from his enclosure at Dartmoor Zoo has been recaptured after weeks on the run

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Petition for missing lynx to be reunited with mother

Should Flaviu the lynx be reunited with his mum when he is found? Credit: Dartmoor Zoo

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 lynx enclosure at Dartmoor Zoo Credit: ITV News

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.


Search called off as missing lynx is located

Credit: Dartmoor Zoo

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.


Hunt for missing Lynx enters Day 2

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.

Credit: Dartmoor Zoo

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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