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Escaped Eurasian lynx sighting in Wales investigated

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Media captionLynx at Borth Wild Animal Kingdom very similar to the one that has long gone lacking

A lynx which escaped from a wildlife park in Ceredigion can have been noticed in the sector, police have discussed.

The Eurasian lynx, about two events the scale of a area cat, escaped from Borth Wild Animal Kingdom, on the subject of Aberystwyth.

Sgt Gareth Cross, from Dyfed-Powys Police, discussed: “We believe it may have been seen after it was reported to us yesterday [Sunday] evening… so we are still exploring that sighting.”

He discussed there was once as soon as now not a “general danger” to the general public.

Police discussed they’ve been a professional the animal went lacking a while in all places the whole 5 days and a park dependable discussed lynx can go back and forth about 12 miles (19km) an afternoon.

But Sgt Cross a professional BBC Breakfast they imagine the lynx could be in “relative close proximity” to the animal park.

He discussed: “The animal was born and bred in captivity and we believe it could have been seen nearby the park last night so our working theories at the moment are that this is the place it knows it can get food so it’s likely to stay in that area.”

Sgt Cross added that there was once as soon as no risk to the general public excluding they method or attempt to lure the animal.

The park dependable discussed it had “fully-trained keepers on hand to deal with the situation”.

The wild cat is described as being tan and white in color with darkish spots on her over again and legs, with a thick, stubby tail which isn’t more than six inches lengthy.

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The Eurasian lynx

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The lynx is considered one amongst a bunch stored on the animalarium in Borth

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Borth Wild Animal Kingdom

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The lynx went lacking a while in the whole 5 days

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