Animal Escapes

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These idiots seem to keep letting animals escape - I can't believe they're still allowed to keep lions.
Wild Animal Kingdom is Britain's no.1 go-to place for new cryptids.
 

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Wild Animal Kingdom is Britain's no.1 go-to place for new cryptids.
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.
 

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Serval captured after two weeks on the loose in Japanese city

July 13 (UPI) -- Officials in a Japanese city said a serval, an exotic cat native to Africa, was captured after about two weeks on the loose.

The City of Shizuoka said the 1-year-old cat, which was being kept as an exotic pet in the city, escaped June 27 and was on the loose for over two weeks before being captured Monday. Officials said a witness spotted the serval wandering near Shizuoka Heliport, more than half a mile from its owner's home, and alerted authorities. The cat was safely captured without injury.

Officials said the serval's owner told authorities the cat had been acting agitated and escaped when the owner opened its cage to check on it. Servals require permits to be kept in the city, officials said. It was unclear whether the cat's owner had a permit for the animal or whether it would be returned to the owner.

https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2020/0...-on-the-loose-in-Japanese-city/5761594665102/
 

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Serial escape artiste bear "Papillon" is in the wind - again ...
Serial 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." ...
FULL STORY: https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/28/europe/escaped-bear-italy-scli-intl/index.html
 

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Jeez, the poor guy has suffered enough, just let him go!
 

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Emusing escapades.

Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Authorities in New Jersey said residents were shocked to discover an emu -- the world's second-largest bird -- running loose through their neighborhoods.

Animal control officers responded Tuesday morning when the flightless Australian bird was reported running loose near the Paterson-Totowa border.

The emu was wrangled by officers and taken to a shelter in Paterson while authorities attempt to determine its origins.

https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2020/0...loose-through-New-Jersey-towns/1931597246789/
 

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Police patrol picks up penguin.

A penguin waddling through a village has been picked up by police officers on a routine patrol.

They were on patrol in Broxtowe, Nottinghamshire, when they spotted the Humboldt penguin in a village street in the early hours of Sunday.

The bird, nicknamed Po-Po, had escaped from a farm enclosure in Strelley and then managed to waddle a mile up the road.

Police stuck their beak in and the penguin was returned to its owner.

PC Gareth Philp said they nicknamed the penguin Po-Po after "he posed for some pictures with us and he was very friendly with our officers".

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-53798757
 

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Serial escape artiste bear "Papillon" is in the wind - again ...
Update:

Papillon is back in custody after 42 days on the loose ...
'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.
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2020/0...red-after-42-days-on-the-loose/4151599577187/
 
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