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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jan 03, 2004
Location: Battle Creek, Michigan

Animal: Mexican Grey Wolf
Animal Disposition: recaptured

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Binder Park Zoo

Category: Escape of animal, Animal Death by human
Species: Other

Summary: Three Mexican gray wolves escaped from their exhibit at the Binder Park Zoo by slipping through small hole they created in the chain-link fence around the exhibit. Two of the wolves were quickly recaptured but the third, named Apache, scaled the zoo’s 9-foot-high perimeter fence. Apache was found dead two months later, apparently hit and killed by a train.

Source: Detroit Free Press, Associated Press

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