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Search continues for at least 1 wolf following ‘suspicious’ escape from B.C. zoo

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At least one wolf still unaccounted for after zoo escape
Whatever led to more than a dozen wolves getting out of their enclosure at the Greater Vancouver Zoo on Tuesday is still unknown. The zoo remained closed today, and no one who works there is answering questions, despite not all wolves being accounted for. Sarah MacDonald reports – Aug 17, 2022

The Greater Vancouver Zoo remains closed Wednesday and the search for at least one escaped wolf continues.

The zoo, which has nine adult grey wolves and six pups, has not confirmed how many escaped or remain unaccounted for.

Click to play video: 'Wolves released from enclosure at Greater Vancouver Zoo'
Wolves released from enclosure at Greater Vancouver Zoo

The Ministry of Environment said Monday one wolf remained at large but the zoo has not confirmed numbers at this time.

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The zoo issued a statement Tuesday afternoon calling the animals’ escape suspicious, and suggested it was “due to malicious intent.”

Langley RCMP is investigating a hole in the fence and what appears to be unlawful entry and vandalism.

If members of the public spot a wolf, they are encouraged to keep their distance and to report the animal immediately to the Report all Poachers and Polluters (RAPP)  line at 1-877-952-7277.

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Helicopter captures law enforcement vehicles at Greater Vancouver Zoo

– with files from The Canadian Press

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