‘Malicious intent’ suspected in wolf escape, Greater Vancouver Zoo says

LANGLEY, B.C. — The Greater Vancouver Zoo says a “small number” of its wolves are missing after the animals were allegedly released following “malicious intent,” but there is no poses no danger to the public.

The zoo says on its website that a number of wolves were discovered outside their enclosure in the morning and it is working with the BC Conservation Officer Service to ‘contain’ the animals, while Langley RCMP are investigating what appears to be a case of illegal entry and vandalism.

The zoo is located approximately 55 kilometers east of Vancouver in the community of Aldergrove.

The zoo says most of the wolves are back in the care of its animal health and welfare team.

The zoo, which announced its closure via its Instagram and Facebook accounts on Tuesday morning, has nine adult gray wolves and six cubs.

The Department of the Environment says anyone who sees a wolf on the loose should keep their distance and report it by calling 1-877-952-7277.

The ministry had earlier said only one wolf remained at large.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on August 16, 2022.


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