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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Police advice if you spot the missing lynx

Flaviu the lynx has escaped from his enclosure Credit: Dartmoor Zoo

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.

– PC James Timmis from Devon and Cornwall Police

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