Second lynx at Borth Wild Animal Kingdom dies

A second lynx belonging to a zoo in Ceredigion has died, the owners have confirmed.

The news comes after Lilleth the lynx was ‘humanely destroyed’ on Friday after escaping from Borth Wild Animal Kingdom.

A statement from the zoo said a “terrible handling error” had led to the death of the second lynx, Nilly.

The Lynx UK Trust called for the zoo to be closed, saying the deaths were “unacceptable”.

Ceredigion council has defended its decision to have a marksman shoot Lilleth, prompting an outcry from the owners.

The council said despite “exhaustive efforts” to recapture her, it was necessary to act because she strayed into a populated area and “the safety of the public was paramount”.

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