Two of three missing leopards recaptured


HANGZHOU: A second missing leopard – one of three that escaped from Hangzhou Safari Park recently – has been recaptured, according to authorities in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang province.

Fuyang district authorities in Hangzhou said on Saturday that the leopard was doped and captured

in the mountainous forests near Fuyang’s Yinhu community, where it was first spotted.

Another leopard was recaptured earlier.

In another development, the safari park issued a public apology on Saturday afternoon for failing to inform the public about the missing leopards earlier, saying they had previously feared that such news might incite panic.

On Friday evening, local police received a report that a leopard was found in Yinhu community of Fuyang district in Hangzhou.

The place was about 20km to the northeast of the safari park.

The park was ordered to be shut on Friday and would offer full refunds to visitors, it said on its official WeChat account yesterday.

The person in charge of the park has been detained and the authorities are investigating how the three leopards escaped. — China Daily/ANN

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