28/01/2019

Rare Red Panda Missing From Belfast Zoo

Members of the public are urged to be on the look-out for a red panda which has gone missing from Belfast zoo.

Belfast City Council and the PSNI said the rare animal went missing on Sunday, 27 January, and is "believed to be currently taking in the sights of beautiful Glengormley".
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Residents in the area have been warned not to approach or attempt to capture the animal, as while it is not aggressive by nature, it may be defensive if cornered.

In a post on Facebook, the PSNI said: "Should you see this panda, please ring us on 101, and along with help from our friends at the zoo we will help transport the explorer home. These animals are nocturnal and would generally be located within wooded areas.

"Our curious friend has not yet learned the green cross code, so if motorists could also be vigilant, especially within the Glengormley area."



(JG/CM)


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