Zoo reopens despite escaped Lynx continuing to evade capture

Escaped: Fulviu escaped from his enclosure last week remains at large. © Dartmouth Zoo / Facebook
Escaped: Fulviu escaped from his enclosure last week remains at large. © Dartmouth Zoo / Facebook

A lynx which escaped from a zoo has evaded capture again after it disturbed traps laid out to catch it but still managed to make off with the food.

Two-year-old Falviu dug his way out of an enclosure at Dartmoor Zoo two days ago.

Staff have spent 48 hours trying to track down the animal with plenty of reported sightings in the area.

However, Devon and Cornwall Police drones located the animal using thermal imaging cameras and a paln was developed using the placement of baited humane traps.

Experts say humans are not at risk  but the public have been warned not to approach him.

Dartmoor Zoo posted today that: "Our team from last night have discovered fresh tracks this morning which we believe belong to Flaviu"

The Zoo repopened for a short time only today as all staff resources are directed to ensuring the safe return of the animal.

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