Snow leop­ard shot

Western Daily Press (Saturday) - - National -

A SNOW leop­ard has been shot dead after es­cap­ing from its zoo en­clo­sure.

Eight-year-old Mar­gaash was killed on Oc­to­ber 23 after Dud­ley Zoo in the West Mid­lands had “no other op­tion in the in­ter­est of pub­lic safety”. It said the leop­ard was shot once by a se­nior mem­ber of the firearms team and did not suf­fer.

Mar­gaash man­aged to es­cape after a “keeper er­ror” meant the en­clo­sure door was left open. The zoo said the in­ci­dent led to dis­ci­plinary ac­tion.

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