When This Mother Wolf Escaped Her Enclosure, Zoo Staff Were Forced To Make A Heartbreaking Decision

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Image: Facebook/The Cotswolds
Image: Facebook/The Cotswolds

One day in July 2017 visitors to the U.K.’s Cotswold Wildlife Park were told to stay indoors and remain vigilant for their own safety. That was because a female Eurasian wolf, called Ember, had escaped from the confines of her enclosure.

Image: Facebook/Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
Image: Facebook/Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

The Cotswold Wildlife Park was founded at Bradwell Grove, England, in 1970 by Reggie Hayworth’s father, who wanted to share his love and interest of nature with other people. It has since become one of the U.K.’s largest zoo collections, which includes Eurasian wolves such as the escapee, Ember.

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Image: Facebook/Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
Image: Facebook/Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

In October 2016 a male and female Eurasian wolf, called Ember and Ash, arrived at the zoo, after being born in Sweden. They became part of the Cotswold zoo’s collection in order to start a breeding program.

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