Public Service is my Motto.
- Nov 2, 2017
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You're not far off the truth - when one of their lynx escaped we were told they could travel 20 miles a day iirc. I was counting the days off hoping to see it but it was sadly shot not far from the park.Wild Animal Kingdom is Britain's no.1 go-to place for new cryptids.
FULL STORY: https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/28/europe/escaped-bear-italy-scli-intl/index.htmlSerial runaway bear nicknamed 'Papillon' is on the loose again in Italy
A brown bear nicknamed "Papillon" after displaying an impressive talent for escaping is being sought by rangers in Italy after fleeing from his electrified pen.
Officially named M49, the four-year-old bear broke free from his enclosure in the province of Trento, northern Italy, in the early hours of Monday morning.
A spokesman for the region's local government confirmed to CNN that the bear ... has "fled his cage multiple times." ...
"Papillon" ... was first recaptured on April 28, but escaped again a few hours later from the fenced area. ...
Once returned to captivity, the animal was castrated in a bid to "calm him down," according to the spokesman for the local authority.
But the procedure failed to live up to expectations as the bear is now once again missing from the 9,000 square meter enclosure that he shared with a female bear. It is believed his most recent escape took place between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. on Monday. ...
The spokesman said: "The fence was fortified and despite that he was able to break through the very resistant fence that was partially electric, he had a desire to escape stronger than a 6,000 volt fence."
He added: "The problem is he is too wild and has a strong instinct to return to the forest." ...
Update:Serial escape artiste bear "Papillon" is in the wind - again ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2020/0...red-after-42-days-on-the-loose/4151599577187/'Papillon' the escape artist bear recaptured after 42 days on the loose
A brown bear dubbed "Papillon" after repeated escapes from its enclosure in Italy was recaptured 42 days after its most recent escape.
Papillon, a 4-year-old male bear officially known as M49, escaped from its enclosure at the Casteller wildlife park in Trentino province July 27 by climbing over three electrified fences and breaking through a barrier of metal bears. ...
Authorities tracked the bruin's movements in the wild and it was captured in a live trap in the Lagorai area of Trentino province. The bear was on the loose for 42 days. ...
The provincial government said Papillon had lost about 88 pounds during his time on the loose, which apparently allowed the animal to slip free of its radio tracking collar in recent weeks.
The bear was returned to Casteller, where officials said work is underway to strengthen the enclosure and prevent future escapes. ...
Papillon had previously escaped twice in 2020. Officials said he was recaptured from a previous escape in April, and the bear escaped again only hours later with a female bear from the park.