The search continues for an escaped lynx that has gone missing from Dartmoor Zoo. Police and staff have been searching through the night.Read the full story ›
Police have been called in to help search for a two-year-old lynx called Flaviu. The wild cat escaped from his enclosure on 7 July.Read the full story ›
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.
Lots of great track sightings in the night. Hoping Flaviu will enter one of our humane traps soon, tempted by the tasty meat & be home soon
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.
Going out tonight to see if we can assist in searching for the missing Lynx using our new Thermal Camera supporting NPAS
A lynx which escaped from Dartmoor Zoo on 7 July has been found – but has evaded capture and is still on the run.Read the full story ›
PC James Timmis from Devon and Cornwall Police warns people not to approach Flaviu the lynx who is missing from Dartmoor Zoo but to dial 999.
The basic advice is, if you do see the animal, please call us on 999. Don't approach it, certainly don't try to corner it. We've got trained people out there, people from the park with tranquilliser guns and they can - if necessary - attend to capture the animal.
It seems the young lynx on the run from Dartmoor Zoo is social media savvy. Here are a few posts from a twitter account in the name of @DartmoorLynx
A nice sunny day for a stroll.
Police have been called in to help search for a two-year-old lynx which escaped its enclosure and may have left the groundsRead the full story ›
A major search is underway after a lynx escaped its enclosure at Dartmoor Zoo.
The animal is thought to have left the grounds. Police have visited two local schools to reassure them and make sure pupils are inside. Officers have also gone house to house in the area.
The police helicopter is assisting in the search.
The animal should not be approached as it could become dangerous if alarmed or cornered.
- If people sight it they should call 999 immediately quoting log 252 of 7 July 2016
Samson the lion is spending his first Christmas in Devon after being moved from his previous home at Newquay Zoo. The seven year-old male is now staying at Dartmoor Zoological Park near Plymouth.
Samson was moved after failing to get on with a young lioness brought in from Longleat after his previous companion Connie died at the age of 18 in the summer.
His new enclosure is alongside that of Dartmoor Zoological Park’s lioness Josie so the two lions are able to interact through the fencing. If they bond well, the zoo will be able to keep them together in the same enclosure.
A zoo that inspired a Hollywood film has become a charity.
It comes after an online crowd-funding appeal to raise £1.6m for Devon's Dartmoor Zoo closed on Monday after raising nearly £340,000.
The appeal was boosted by an anonymous gift of £300,000 from a mystery donor. Director Ben Mee said the gaining of the new status meant the zoo's future was "as secure as it has ever been".
Benjamin Mee bought the tourist attraction after the death of his wife Katherine in 2006, inspiring the film 'We Bought A Zoo', which starred Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson.