Dartmoor Zoo’s runaway lynx, Flaviu is captured


July 31, 2016: News outlets in the UK report the Carpathian lynx, aka Flaviu was captured on Saturday morning. They tracked him to farmland where he caught four lambs. Zoo staff believe he was adapting to his conditions and learning to hunt, prompting them to bait him into a trap.

Flaviu was discovered near the Hemerdon Plantation woodland which is close to the zoo. Head tracker Andrew Goatman, set up the trap after correctly guessing the lynx would return to the scene of his kills.

Flaviu is now being kept in the zoo’s cheetah exhibit until security in his own enclosure is beefed up. In the meantime, Zoo owner Ben Mee stated they are in the process of finding Flaviu a female companion.

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