A zoo in southern France was forced to close its doors after a pack of nine wolves escaped from their enclosure last week. As reported by BBC News, the wolves got out of their enclosure during visiting hours at the Trois Vallées zoo.
Visitors at the zoo were quickly evacuated and though the wolves did not escape the zoo itself, they did manage to “destroy safety latches and climb a fence.” Officials shot and killed four of the wolves and tranquilized the remaining animals. Zoo owner, Sauveur Ferrara said:
“Due to the abnormal and dangerous behaviour of some of them, four wolves were sadly killed by the park personnel.”
As the zoo addresses security issues at the facility, the doors remain closed. On the zoo’s website, a notice reads:
Due to urgent works the Zoo is closed from December 23 to mid-January 2022!