ALDERGROVE, B.C. — A wolf missing from a British Columbia zoo has been found safe and returned to its pack.
The Greater Vancouver Zoo says in a statement the discovery of the one-year-old female canine known as Tempest puts an end to a three-day search and rescue operation.
It does not say where the wolf was found or elaborate on her condition, but it says the zoo in Aldergrove, B.C., will re-open Saturday.
Menita Prasad, the zoo’s deputy general manager, said Thursday that nine wolves escaped after a perimeter fence and their enclosure were deliberately “compromised.”
Workers and conservation officers began searching for the wolves after the escape was discovered Tuesday morning, while the RCMP is investigating the incident as a suspected case of unlawful entry and vandalism.
A three-year-old female wolf called Chia was found dead on a roadside, while all others have now been accounted for.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 19, 2022.