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Tiger on the run in Paris :
http://www.news.com.au/technology/s...n/news-story/381a5f0a241859e48ecfdee3d1ed178f
Tiger shot dead after escaping Paris circus and prowling train station
A TIGER terrified people in Paris after it escaped a circus and prowled nearby streets and a train station.

The Sun
News Corp Australia NetworkNovember 25, 20176:11am

A tiger escaped a Paris circus and terrified localsSource:Supplied

A TIGER escaped a circus and rampaged through Paris, threatening locals before being shot dead.
Rail passengers were urged to flee as the beast prowled near one of the city’s central train stations.

The tiger was seen roaming the streets around Paris’s 15 arrondissement before police shooters moved in, according to reports.
An eye-witness who lives in the area, said: “He had entered a railway station, leading to its closure.
“There were fears that the tiger would hurt railway passengers around the Garigliano Bridge.
“That’s where he was cornered and then shot dead.”

It is thought that the tiger’s circus owners assisted police in tracking the animal down.
According to the newspaper Le Parisen, the animal was shot by its owner.
Photographs emerging from the scene show the tiger in a spotlight.
Other witnesses said the tiger caused “intense panic” as it made its way through the streets of Paris.
“There were people running and screaming,” said one. “It was a very big, fierce looking animal.”

Circus employees initially gave chase with a pole and piece of meat, but then told police to “use live bullets”.
The alarm was raised at 5.50pm, when local rail announcers on line T3a said “a tiger is on the loose, please vacate the station”.
Armed police were then seen heading to the scene, together with the tigers’ owners.
At 6.10pm the same announcers said: “The incident on line T3a is over, and traffic has resumed.”
A spokesman for the Paris police prefecture said: “The animal has been neutralised. All danger is gone.”

This article originally appeared on The Sunand has been republished here with permission.
The escape was perhaps nor accidental nor innocent, as somebody may have made the big cat flee, in a context of growing opposition to possession of animals by circuses :
https://www.thelocal.fr/20171126/trainer-of-escaped-paris-tiger-says-cage-lock-was-cut
Trainer of escaped Paris tiger says cage lock was cut

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The circus boss who shot dead his escaped tiger on the streets of Paris claimed on Saturday the animal's cage had been cut open in a "malicious act".
Eric Bormann killed the one-and-a-half-year-old tigress called Mevy after people spotted her wandering around the French capital's 15th arrondissement on Friday.

Police questioned Bormann for several hours after the incident, and an investigation has been launched into whether lives were put in danger.
However, the head of the Bormann-Moreno circus claims foul play, and has asked police to investigate
"I'm the one who takes care of my tigers," Bormann, who also serves as the lion trainer, told AFP.
"There is a whole security protocol to respect with big cats," he said, explaining the animals were in a cage secured by another enclosure.
"In our security protocol, if a beast escapes -- which has never happened in the 40 years I have been in Paris -- it remains locked. It is a cage within a cage."
Bormann claims that on Friday at around 6pm, when he opened a separation door to clean the tigers "a tigress was out because a door, usually locked, was open".
"We suspect a malicious act. There was a chain with a padlock, and the chain was cut."
Two-hundred kilogram Mevy, who had been bottle-fed by Bormann, was gunned down by her ringmaster using the firearm he is required to carry by law within a few minutes of her escape.
He added that the idea of using a tranquillizer gun was quickly ruled out because of the time it takes for the sedatives to work.
The circus, which has several tigers, had just set up and planned to open its doors to the public on December 3rd.
The Brigitte Bardot Foundation -- named after the actress and animal rights activist -- said it was "scandalised by the slaughter of the tiger" and called on the government to ban the exploitation of animals in circuses.
 

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Was probably chased by Haggis.

A water buffalo has returned to a Fife farm after being on the run for two weeks.

The 63st (400kg) animal, which jumped a gate during a routine weighing, was found back in his shed at Clentrie Farm in Auchtertool, near Kirkcaldy, during a routine walk by one of the farmers.

During its time on the run the bull was seen near Shawsmill farm, Lochgelly.

Steve Mitchell, owner of The Buffalo Farm, tried everything to catch the one-year-old bull.

Mr Mitchell had taken some of the herd down to the 100-acre wood where the animal had last been seen in a bid to lure the creature home to no avail.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-42455941
 

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Fantastic journalism, hitched a lift on a container ship from the Falklands. FFS. Maybe they flew here !.

S'probably misidentification of Guillemots or Razorbills.
Oh yes, it's quite common knowledge that penguins often clamber aboard container ships for a brief respite. How exactly is a bit elusive mind you, what with 60 foot high vertical steel walls, but couldn't possibly have gotten to Felixstowe on their own. Personally I suspect the French may be involved, if not them, then certainly the Argentinian's. I mean put the pieces of the puzzle together right?
 

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Oh yes, it's quite common knowledge that penguins often clamber aboard container ships for a brief respite. How exactly is a bit elusive mind you, what with 60 foot high vertical steel walls, but couldn't possibly have gotten to Felixstowe on their own. Personally I suspect the French may be involved, if not them, then certainly the Argentinian's. I mean put the pieces of the puzzle together right?
The Falkland penguins have formed into separate sub-species of the penguin grouping separate from the commonly known and well recognised Sphenisciformes that one sometimes sees hanging around on pieces of ice and in zoos.

This sub group is known as Spheniscidae Magnes from the latin of course.

This once rare but now increasingly common sub-species of the Spheniscidae family is known to attach magnets to the end of its wings making the climb up 60 feet high vertical steel walls that form the hulls of ships very easy. The female of the species uses a similar tactic by just shoving the magnet into the pouch on its front where its young lives in the months after birth or maybe that is kanagroos.

So expect to see more Falkland Island penguins in Felixstowe over the coming years. I am sure in time a business grouping will spring up to support them just like has happened with the local Greek and Italian communities
 

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The Falkland penguins have formed into separate sub-species of the penguin grouping separate from the commonly known and well recognised Sphenisciformes that one sometimes sees hanging around on pieces of ice and in zoos.

This sub group is known as Spheniscidae Magnes from the latin of course.

This once rare but now increasingly common sub-species of the Spheniscidae family is known to attach magnets to the end of its wings making the climb up 60 feet high vertical steel walls that form the hulls of ships very easy. The female of the species uses a similar tactic by just shoving the magnet into the pouch on its front where its young lives in the months after birth or maybe that is kanagroos.

So expect to see more Falkland Island penguins in Felixstowe over the coming years. I am sure in time a business grouping will spring up to support them just like has happened with the local Greek and Italian communities
Finally a plausible explanation that makes sense.
 

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The Falkland penguins have formed into separate sub-species of the penguin grouping separate from the commonly known and well recognised Sphenisciformes that one sometimes sees hanging around on pieces of ice and in zoos.

This sub group is known as Spheniscidae Magnes from the latin of course.

This once rare but now increasingly common sub-species of the Spheniscidae family is known to attach magnets to the end of its wings making the climb up 60 feet high vertical steel walls that form the hulls of ships very easy. The female of the species uses a similar tactic by just shoving the magnet into the pouch on its front where its young lives in the months after birth or maybe that is kanagroos.

So expect to see more Falkland Island penguins in Felixstowe over the coming years. I am sure in time a business grouping will spring up to support them just like has happened with the local Greek and Italian communities
It's all so simple when you explain it like that.
 

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Baboons on the loose (translated from French) :

http://www.leparisien.fr/paris-75/p...oo-de-vincennes-evacue-26-01-2018-7524213.php
Paris : 52 baboons escaped from their cage, Vincennes zoo was evacuated

Céline Carez – 26 January 2018, 14:20 pm – mod. 26 January 2018, 7:45 pm.

It was a pandemonium in the zoo of Paris, where around 50 monkey left their pen. Since then, most of them have been captured.

Panic at the zoo of Vincennes on Friday ! In the midth of the day, 52 baboons escaped from their run in this parisian animal park, located on the edge of the forest of Vincennes, to walk around a large rock. Visitors were immediately evacuated and important security measures were put in place, including the « implementation of the procedures of capture of animals » as the staff underlined.

On 7 pm, 49 baboons had been caught with nets, according to a police source. Only three of the primates were missing : they were located behind the large rock, an area not opened to the public, but remained still uncaught. According to Sophie Ferreira-Le Morvan, deputy director of the Museum of Natural History, they are « an old female, a young female and a young ».
« Our collegues are circling them », told a police source during the intervention. « It can be dangerous. They mustn't come out of the park. » Around forty police officers and specialized firefighters were deployed, including three shooters equipped with riffles firing hypodermic syringes.

« None of them came into contact with the public », asserts the park's staff

A security perimeter was put in place around the park in order to prevent cars to run in nearby streets. The zoo was closed for the remnant of the day.

« Towards the end of the morning, a healer reported the presence of a baboon in a service corridor. The emergency plan was immediately activated », precised the zoo in a press release, assuring that « the animals could never access to the park's visit trail, there never was any contact with the public ».

It precised that « the emergency plan was immediatley activated following the required procedures : alerting the firefigthers brigade (BSPP), the state police and the prefecture, containing visitors and staff, implementation of the procedure of capture of animals ».

A total of approximatively sixty firefighters, twenty police officers and 100 % of the staff, around sixty persons, were deployed.
 

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Feline is catapulted to fame but airport police mustered their forces to capture Pepper. Vid at link.

A cat who escaped from her carrier at a New York airport last week has been found safe and is set to be reunited with her owner.

Pepper, a 4-year-old brown tabby, was traveling on April 20 with her human, who was moving from New Jersey to China, the New York Daily News reports.

While the owner was checking in, Pepper’s carrier fell and opened. The spooked feline ran out into the “upper structures” of John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4, according to a tweet from the union for the Port Authority Police ― a police force that oversees regional transportation in New York and New Jersey.

Over the past week, people repeatedly spotted Pepper from a distance — typically coming out in the early morning hours apparently searching for food. The Daily News called her a “phantom-like cat” after Port Authority police shared a picture on Thursday in which her eyes appeared to eerily glow.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entr...cid=newsltushpmgnews__TheMorningEmail__043018
 

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Mountain goat on the run from Paignton Zoo

Earlier today, a young female West Caucasian tur – a kind of mountain goat - got out of its enclosure here at the Zoo. The animal was spooked while keepers were moving the Zoo’s herd into their house. It cleared a fence, left the quarry area and entered the dense woodland.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said that a police drone had been used to try and track the animal but that it had "disappeared into woodland and growth and its current whereabouts are unknown."
 
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Have a peacock for Xmas?

A Vermont couple says that their peacock has been on the loose for six weeks, and has apparently started hanging out with a flock of wild turkeys.

The case of the fugitive bird went viral earlier this week, when the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department shared an email on its Facebook page that it had received from one of the peacock’s distraught owners. “My peacock has run off with the turkeys,” the email read. “Do you have any suggestions on how to catch the little twerp?? I do not believe they can breed……concerned. I know where he is most days. Any information would be appreciated!”

Local news station WCAX 3 tracked down the owners, Rene and Brian Johnson of Springfield, and got the full story. The couple believes that the peacock ― who goes by Pea, Forest or Walter ― took up with the turkeys because he was lonely after his companion, a sibling peacock, died.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entr...cid=newsltushpmgnews__TheMorningEmail__261118
 

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Rheally interesting.

Police are pursuing a renegade rhea which is causing disruption on roads in south Oxfordshire.

Thames Valley Police were called at 11:47 GMT on Sunday to help hunt down the bird, which was seen running in the road at Chiltern Bank, Peppard Common. The feathered truant was later seen in Shiplake Bottom and Hilcrest Lane, and is still at-large. A single crew was called to the area to locate the bird, and the owner is also trying to locate it.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-46857369
 

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Should have went to Specsavers.

An alpaca has confused and delighted residents of a small French town after wandering into an optician's.

The fuzzy creature spent half an hour quietly browsing lenses in the town of Hennebont in Brittany. Employees closed the doors to stop it fleeing before calling the police. While they initially thought it had escaped from a nearby circus, authorities found the private owner who came to pick up the wayward animal shortly afterwards. Staff at Les Opticiens Mutualistes on Hennebont's Rue Nationale first saw the alpaca wandering outside late on Friday morning.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46933720
 

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Dangerous? No kidding.

Two "potentially dangerous" raccoon dogs have escaped from an enclosure.

It is believed the Japanese mammals - also known as tanukis - dug out of the pen in Big Lane, Clarborough, at about 06:00 BST on Tuesday.

One was photographed a short time later at a nearby farm and is reported to have attacked a goat.

Nottinghamshire Police urged the public not to approach the animals as they are "potentially dangerous" and not domesticated.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-48451094
 
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Dangerous? No kidding.

Two "potentially dangerous" raccoon dogs have escaped from an enclosure.

It is believed the Japanese mammals - also known as tanukis - dug out of the pen in Big Lane, Clarborough, at about 06:00 BST on Tuesday.

One was photographed a short time later at a nearby farm and is reported to have attacked a goat.

Nottinghamshire Police urged the public not to approach the animals as they are "potentially dangerous" and not domesticated.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-48451094
Safely recovered.

Two escaped raccoon dogs that were said to be "terrorising" residents have been caught and returned to their owner.

Nottinghamshire Police had described the animals as "potentially dangerous" and one woman said her goat and pony were attacked.

Mandy Marsh - who owns the pony and goat - said one of the raccoon dogs also confronted a dog walker.

However, the raccoon dogs' owner said they never posed a serious threat.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-48483773
 

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Fleeing feline.

FRANKLIN, Va. (AP) — The exotic African cat that escaped from its owner’s house has been spotted again in Virginia, this time more than 150 miles (240 kilometers) from its North Carolina home.

The cat’s owner previously told news outlets his pet, Rocky, escaped from his coastal North Carolina home in October. Since then, Rocky has been on the move and evading capture, spotted in cities across Virginia — first, in a state park in April, later in rural Chesapeake and just this week near Suffolk.

https://apnews.com/d79e6cad57114bcf...low&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP_Oddities
 

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Fleeing feline.

FRANKLIN, Va. (AP) — The exotic African cat that escaped from its owner’s house has been spotted again in Virginia, this time more than 150 miles (240 kilometers) from its North Carolina home.

The cat’s owner previously told news outlets his pet, Rocky, escaped from his coastal North Carolina home in October. Since then, Rocky has been on the move and evading capture, spotted in cities across Virginia — first, in a state park in April, later in rural Chesapeake and just this week near Suffolk.

https://apnews.com/d79e6cad57114bcf...low&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP_Oddities
That's a handsome looking beast. What's the betting someone will shoot it?
 

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It would have gotten out the front gate gibbon half a chance.

An escaped gibbon caused panic and sent a packed zoo into lockdown yesterday after “accidentally swinging” out of his cage.

Families were directed into cafés, sheds and playrooms with zookeepers holding the doors shut as the gibbon, called Storm, climbed above his compound. The drama began about 2.20pm at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire, with the tourist attraction full of visitors enjoying the school holidays. One woman, who asked not to be named, said there was “mass panic” when news of the escape spread. “People were running and keepers were ushering them into the rooms. There were lots of crying children and frantic parents. Someone in our section had a panic attack.”

The gibbon, who is about 3ft tall, was recaptured after 20 minutes and all the visitors were let out. The woman said that an investigation should be started into how the animal got out of its cage. “How on earth it escaped, I will never know. This should never have happened,” she added.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/...-in-after-gibbon-swings-out-of-cage-ktnz0d59f
 

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Endangered red panda escapes zoo in
south-east France


Source: BBC news online
Dare: 21 November, 2019

Authorities are searching for a red panda that escaped from a zoo in south-eastern France.

Staff at St-Martin-la-Plaine zoo near Lyon say the endangered animal got free by scaling branches broken by recent snowfall.

It was last seen by a motorist less than 5km (3.1 miles) away, near Saint-Maurice-sur-Dargoire.

A Facebook post asked residents to keep a look out for the red panda, but warned people not to try to catch it.

"Even if it's a little harmless animal with silky fur, it has good claws and good teeth," the post read.

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Vasectomy?! Pity they didn't make a full escape and breed.

Three baboons briefly escaped from a truck en route to a hospital in Sydney on Tuesday and roamed the streets, prompting a police response, huge reaction on social media and a subsequent investigation.

Authorities were transporting the male baboon and its two female companions to an animal research facility at a major hospital, the Royal Prince Alfred in Sydney’s inner west, so the male baboon could undergo a vasectomy, New South Wales Health Minister Brad Hazzard said, per the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/baboons-sydney-escape_n_5e55a3bcc5b6fc7a9e3685f4
 

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Antelope elope.

Two African antelope yesterday escaped from a wildlife park dubbed “Britain’s worst zoo”.

Borth Wild Animal Kingdom warned the public to “remain calm” and not to approach the two lechwe, which had jumped a fence and ran into the surrounding town. It is the latest incident to hit the scandal-hit zoo, which is closed due to coronavirus. In 2017, two lynx were killed as a result of mistakes made by the zoo within a fortnight of each other.

Late last night it said the escaped male antelope, with “big horns, but not aggressive”, had been found, darted and returned to the zoo, near Aberystwyth, west Wales.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/antelopes-escape-from-britains-worst-zoo-zszl3z6zz?t=ie
 

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Antelope elope.

Two African antelope yesterday escaped from a wildlife park dubbed “Britain’s worst zoo”.

Borth Wild Animal Kingdom warned the public to “remain calm” and not to approach the two lechwe, which had jumped a fence and ran into the surrounding town. It is the latest incident to hit the scandal-hit zoo, which is closed due to coronavirus. In 2017, two lynx were killed as a result of mistakes made by the zoo within a fortnight of each other.

Late last night it said the escaped male antelope, with “big horns, but not aggressive”, had been found, darted and returned to the zoo, near Aberystwyth, west Wales.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/antelopes-escape-from-britains-worst-zoo-zszl3z6zz?t=ie
These idiots seem to keep letting animals escape - I can't believe they're still allowed to keep lions.
 
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