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Lynx called Lillith escapes from wildlife park in Wales

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A Eurasian Lynx has escaped from a wildlife park in Wales over the weekend.

The female which is twice the size of a domestic cat went missing from Borth Wild Animal Kingdom in Ceredigion on Sunday.

The Lynx called Lillith does not pose a danger to humans but members of the public are urged not to 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 been two confirmed sightings of Lillith on the hill just behind the zoo, They believe she will be hiding during the day and will be nesting down in some bushes close to the zoo.

The Zoo has reassured members of the public that there has never been any recorded attacks on members on a human by a Lynx however they do have sharp teeth and claws and could attack if they are cornered or trapped.

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

“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.”

Lillith, who is a tan and white colour, with dark spots on her back and legs, has a distinctive “thick, stubby tail.”

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

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
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