In a shocking incident last week, an Arctic wolf managed to escape its enclosure at Ree Park Safari in Ebeltoft, Denmark, leading to the death of 31 flamingos, two storks, and a crowned crane.
The wolf was subsequently euthanized on-site.
The wolf broke free during the night, digging its way out from under the enclosure. Once out, its hunting instincts kicked in, and it went on a killing spree targeting the birds.
Jesper Stagegaard, the managing director of the safari park, confirmed that the wolf was not driven by hunger but purely by its hunting instincts.
Safety measures in place
Despite the chaos, no human lives were at risk.
The park has an alarm system that was activated, ensuring the safety of the guests, some of whom were staying overnight at the safari park.
"We took all necessary precautions to ensure that no one was harmed. Our guests' safety is our top priority," said Stagegaard.
Questions raised about zoo security
The incident has raised questions about the effectiveness of the security measures at the park. The wolf was able to dig under the enclosure, posing a potential risk to other animals and possibly humans.
This event has led to a reevaluation of the safety protocols at Ree Park Safari.
The incident has shocked animal lovers and raised concerns about the safety measures in place at zoos and safari parks. The park is currently reviewing its security protocols to prevent such incidents in the future.