Mountain goat returns to Paignton Zoo after escaping

(Last Updated On: September 26, 2018)

A mountain goat that escaped from Paignton Zoo yesterday, Tuesday 25th September has returned to Paignton Zoo has returned unharmed today.

The mountain goat escaped after she was spooked whilst keepers were moving the Zoo’s herd into their house. She cleared a fence, left the quarry area and entered the dense woodland above Clennon Valley.

Police assisted zoo staff and a drone was brought in to locate the West Caucasian tur. Staff then waited patiently for her to return to her herd.

A spokesperson for Paignton zoo said: “Staff at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in Devon are pleased to say that the West Caucasian tur is back safe with her herd.

“She was finally tempted by a little food and walked back in, none the worse for her brief time in the woods.

“Staff are delighted that she has returned and thank Zoo guests, the news media and the general public for their concern and support,”

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