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Lynx recaptured a week after Canadian zoo escape

Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Officials at a Canadian zoo said a missing lynx was safely recaptured Thursday morning, more than a week after the feline escaped its enclosure.

Chris Baldwin, manager of Salmonier Nature Park in Newfoundland and Labrador, said the lynx escaped from its enclosure last week when a windstorm uprooted a tree that provided the animal a path to freedom.

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Baldwin said a second lynx kept in the same enclosure did not attempt to escape.

The Department of Fisheries, Forestry, and Agriculture said the lynx was safely recaptured Thursday morning by zoo employees with help from conservation officers based in Paddy's Pond.

The department had asked the public Wednesday to keep an eye out for the animal and report any sightings.

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