In total, six wolves arrived in France at the end of January in a panimal arch of the Pyrénées-Orientales. Four fled: among them two were shot, one is still on the run and the fourth has just been found dead.
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He was found dead on a private estate in Salses. One of the four gray wolves who escaped at the end of January from an animal park in the Pyrénées-Orientales was found lifeless, the department prefecture said on Tuesday (February 9). Another remains untraceable.
“The agents of the French Biodiversity Office (OFB) and the owner of the park have clearly identified” that it was one of the six wolves who arrived from Estonia at the end of January in Ecozonia, the prefecture told AFP. Last week, one of the two wolves that managed to get out of the park site had “probably been hurt” by firing an officer of the OFB, “but it is still too early to determine if this is the one who was found dead”, specifies the prefecture.
January 25, the day after the arrival of six wolves from Riga Zoological Park, “Excessive behavior in several of them was observed, leading to a degradation of the wire enclosure allowing the escape of four individuals despite the intervention of the healer who was bitten on the forearm and evacuated“, explains Ecozonia on its page Facebook.
January 28, 2021 PRESS RELEASE PARC ANIMALIER ECOZONIA On January 24 around 2:30 p.m., the EcoZonia park …
Three days later two wolves were shot “because they presented a serious danger”, continues the press release of the new 26 hectare animal park. Centered on predatory animals, this park was due to open in February.