On Monday 24th September a young female West Caucasian tur – a kind of mountain goat - got out of its enclosure at Paignton Zoo. The animal was spooked while keepers were moving the zoo’s herd into their house. It cleared a fence, left the quarry area and entered the dense woodland above Clennon Valley.
Staff at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in Devon are pleased to say that the West Caucasian tur is back safe with her herd.
She was finally tempted by a little food and walked back in, none the worse for her brief time in the woods.
Staff are delighted that she has returned and thank Zoo guests, the news media and the general public for their concern and support.