‘I snatched my son and bolted!’ Two wolves escape from their enclosure, startling an eyewitness.
Two wolves escaped from their enclosures at a ZOO in the Netherlands, forcing it to close briefly on Monday.
DierenPark Zoo’s access gates were locked to visitors, and those who were inside were instructed to remain indoors while the keepers tracked down the two wolves. While visiting the zoo with his two-year-old son and fiancée, Eric Bax, an eye witness, said he saw one of the wolves.
“All of a sudden, we observed a wolf going through the underbrush. I snatched my son and bolted.”
“My girlfriend immediately called the cops, and we set up a roadblock with the help of some other visitors.”
The wolves were apprehended, drugged, and returned to their enclosure.
“The issue has been brought under control,” stated a zoo spokesperson, DierenPark Amersfoort.
“The two animals were sedated and returned to their enclosure after being segregated. A wolf poses no threat to guests. People are not attacked by them.
“We invited our visitors to come inside and keep the situation as quiet as possible so that we could put an end to it.”
Animals have escaped from Amersfoot Zoo for the second time in less than a year.
Last November, two chimps escaped from their enclosure and were shot to death.
The Zoo’s only white tiger, who was 16 years old at the time, died of lung cancer in 2019.
DierenPark Amersfoot is a 49-acre zoo in the Netherlands, located on the west side of Amersfoot.
The zoo first opened its doors in 1948, and it now attracts over 800,000 visitors each year.
It was a modest zoo when it originally opened, with only a bear, monkey, camel, and farm animals.
DierenPark presently boasts over a hundred different animal species.