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Escaped black panther on the run again

The black panther which was seen last week walking on the roofs of buildings in Armentières (Hauts-de-France), has been stolen from the zoo where it had been placed.

24 September 2019
By Selma Daddi

The animal has disappeared during the night (Monday to Tuesday) but no signs of forced entry have been found on the outside entrances or enclosures of the zoo of Maubeuge. Only the security of the animal’s enclosure had been forced.

It had been caught last Wednesday by a fire brigade vet using a ‘hypodermic gun’ to make the animal fall asleep.

The panther, aged between 5-6 months, was supposed to go to a refuge for mistreated animals this Wednesday. 

Its owner has been identified by the police but has not yet been arrested. He risks a year’s imprisonment and a fine of €15,000.

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