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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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Lynx escapes from Dartmoor Zoo

A lynx is the size of a large cat Credit: PA

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

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