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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Feb 24, 2008
Location: Tacoma, Washington

Animal: Arctic Fox
Animal Disposition: recaptured

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Category: Escape of animal
Species: Other

Summary: One of two Arctic foxes escaped from the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. The fox, named Scout, was spotted by local residents about three hours after zookeepers discovered him missing. He was subsequently captured by zookeepers and returned to the zoo unharmed. Zoo officials suspected he had squeezed through the fence posts of the red wolf enclosure, where he had been left overnight because of previous escape attempts.

Source: www.thenewstribune.com, www.komotv.com

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