Wednesday, 4 March 2020

African wild dogs kill 16 animals at West Midlands safari park

12 African wild dogs escaped from their compound due to damage caused by Storm Ciara

Sixteen animals were killed at a safari park after a pack of African wild dogs escaped from their compound due to damage caused by Storm Ciara.
At West Midland safari park in Bewdley, Worcestershire, staff were left “extremely saddened” by the loss of six deer and 10 sheep last weekend.
A spokeswoman for the park said 12 wild dogs were able to enter a neighbouring compound in the early hours of 9 February as the storm hit the country.
The compound housed Persian fallow deer and Barbary sheep.
“At no point was there a risk to public safety and there was no danger of any animals escaping the park’s perimeter fencing,” the spokeswoman said.


She said the wilds dogs were returned to their compound unharmed.
“The wild dogs entered the neighbouring compound through a gated entrance which had been damaged in the storm which hit Worcestershire earlier that morning,” the spokeswoman explained.

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