Zoo's horror as missing lynx killed.
Byline: Karen Rockett
THE zoo that owned the escaped lynx that was shot dead on the orders of the local council said it is "devastated and outraged". Lillith, who was one-anda-half years old and twice the size of a domestic cat, had been missing since running off on October 29.
The zoo said the animal did not pose a threat to humans, but Ceredigion Council announced she had been killed after straying into a "populated area of the community".
Borth Wild Animal Kingdom, in Aberystwyth, Wales, said on Facebook yesterday: "The decision to kill her was not ours and we in no way agreed to or participated in the shooting of our baby Lynx. We are truly devastated and outraged that this happened."
But a statement from the council said: "The safety of the public was paramount and therefore once the Lynx had strayed over to a populated area of the community, it was necessary to act decisively."
Animal lovers took to social media to express their concern. One said: "Other countries can tranquillise big cats & other wildlife, capture and move them to another location... Shame on Ceredigion."
SHOT DEAD: Lillith