Escaped lynx from Borth Wild Animal Kingdom in Ceredigion sparks panic Latest News

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Escaped lynx from Borth Wild Animal Kingdom in Ceredigion sparks panic Latest News


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ESCAPED: The lynx got out from its enclosure at Borth Wild Animal Kingdom in Ceredigion

The female Eurasian lynx went missing from its enclosure at Borth Wild Animal Kingdom in Ceredigion, Wales, on Sunday evening.

The animal – called Lillith – is not said to pose a major threat to humans but people have still been warned not to approach it.

A post on the zoo’s Facebook page said: “If you spot her, please do not approach her.

“Phone the police or contact the zoo straight away. We have fully-trained keepers on hand to deal with the situation.

“There have never been any recorded attacks of a lynx on a human, but they are a wild animal with sharp teeth and claws and will attack if cornered or trapped.”


“If you spot her, please do not approach her – phone the police or contact the zoo straight away”


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The lynx – roughly twice the size of a domestic cat – is described as tan and white in colour, with dark spots on her back and legs.

It also has a distinctive “thick, stubby tail”, which is tan at the base and black at the tip.

Dyfed-Powys Police said in a statement: “We are advising the public in the area to be alert and vigilant.

“The lynx is unlikely to approach people, but may attempt to take livestock or pets as food.

“We do however advise that the animal should not be approached as it could become aggressive if cornered.”

The park added: “Lynx can travel about 12 miles a day, but the chances are she hasn’t gone far.

“We will be putting out camera traps around the perimeter of the zoo and relying on sightings by the public.

“Once we learn her location and follow her trail pattern we can set up monitored traps to catch her.”

A spokesman also said a police helicopter had located the cat and will attempt to pinpoint its position again on Monday.

Anyone with information about the missing lynx should contact Borth Wild Animal Kingdom on 01970 871224.

Escaped lynx from Borth Wild Animal Kingdom in Ceredigion sparks panic Latest News

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