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Wolf secured after escaping habitat at Cleveland zoo

Wolf secured after escaping habitat at Cleveland zoo

Wolf secured after escaping habitat at Cleveland zoo A wolf escaped its habitat at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Monday morning but is now secured, zoo officials confirmed to FOX 8.

The Mexican Gray Wolf was “secured by staff after briefly breaching its habitat,” the zoo said Guests at the zoo report being rushed into buildings for safety.

Wolf secured after escaping habitat at Cleveland zoo

The zoo is home to several Mexican Gray Wolves that can weigh up to 90 pounds. These are the smallest of the gray wolves and typically travel in packs. Their diet in the wild primarily consists of elk, deer, rabbit and other small mammals. At the zoo, they are fed Mazuri Exotic Canine diet, rabbits, horsemeat and chicken.

The zoo said no guests or employees were harmed.

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The park is safe for guests and has resumed normal operations, the zoo said.

This incident remains under investigation.

Wolf secured after escaping habitat at Cleveland zoo

Wolf re-captured after escape from Cleveland Metroparks Zoo habitat

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – One wolf escaped from their exhibit at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo early Monday.

The animal was quickly captured by staff members after briefly breaching its habitat, said Director of Communications Jacqueline Gerin .No guests or employees were injured and the incident remains under investigation, added Gering.

There are a total of six Mexican gray wolves housed at the Wolf Lodge in the Northern Trek.

According to the zoo’s website, Mexican gray wolves are the smallest, rarest and most genetically distinct of all gray wolf species in North America.

The Zoo’s wolves, Catori, Sarita, Una, Aprecia, Nancita and Mitzi, are all sisters. They came to Cleveland from the Wild Canid Survival and Research Center in Missouri in 2009.

The Wolf Lodge is also home to the Zoo’s bald eagle, beaver and several species of North American fish .Gering said the zoo is safe for guests and has resumed normal operations.

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — A wolf briefly escaped its habitat at an Ohio zoo but was recaptured, and no guests or employees were hurt, authorities said.Officials at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo said the Mexican gray wolf “briefly breached its habitat” Sunday at the zoo but was secured by staff.

Jacqueline Gerling, director of communications at Cleveland Metroparks, said the incident is under investigation. She said officials are still gathering details on how the animal was able to escape and said more information would be released later.

Wolf secured after escaping habitat at Cleveland zoo

The zoo’s website says the Mexican wolf, Canis Lupus Bailey, is the smallest of the gray wolf subspecies, 54 to 66 inches in length from snout to tail and weighing 50 to 90 pounds. Their coat is a varied mixture of tan, red, white, and black fur, with darker colors on their head, shoulders and back.

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo aka Cleveland Zoological Park is a 183-acre zoo in Cleveland, Ohio. The Zoo is divided into several areas: Australian Adventure; African Savanna; Northern Wilderness Trek, The Primate, Cat & Aquatics Building, Waterfowl Lake, The RainForest, and the newly added Asian Highlands

Address: 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109, United States
Departments: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Gift Shop · Rosebrough Tiger Passage
Hours:
Open ⋅ Closes 5PM
Labor Day might affect these hours · More hours
Phone: +1 216-661-6500
Notable animals: Willy, Jo, Martika, Kallie, Shenga, Moshi
Area: 74 ha
Exhibits: Waterfowl Lake, Cheetah Exhibit, MORE
Number of animals: 3,000
Opened: 1882
Founded: 1917
Annual visitors: 1,227,593 (2007)

Wolf secured after escaping habitat at Cleveland zoo

Wolf recaptured after escaping Cleveland Zoo habitat

CLEVELAND (AP) — A wolf briefly escaped its habitat at an Ohio zoo but was recaptured, and no guests or employees were hurt, authorities said.

Officials at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo said the Mexican gray wolf “briefly breached its habitat” Sunday at the zoo but was secured by staff.

Jacqueline Gerling, director of communications at Cleveland Metroparks, said the incident is under investigation. She said officials are still gathering details on how the animal was able to escape and said more information would be released later.

Wolf secured after escaping habitat at Cleveland zoo

The zoo’s website says the Mexican gray wolf, canis lupus baileyi, is the smallest of the gray wolf subspecies, 54 to 66 inches (137 to 167 centimeters) in length from snout to tail and weighing 50 to 90 pounds (22 to 40 kilograms). Their coat is a varied mixture of tan, red, white, and black fur, with darker colors on their head, shoulders and back.

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