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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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.

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