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Mexican gray wolf caught after three days on the loose

[large thumbnail url=”mexican-gray-wolf-caught-after-three-days-on-the-loose” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”02″ day=”18″] [thumbnail icon url=”mexican-gray-wolf-caught-after-three-days-on-the-loose” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”02″ day=”18″] A rare Mexican gray wolf, who was intentionally released from her enclosure at the Wildlife Science Center in Minnesota, was captured and safely returned home Thursday after being on the run for three days.

According to an article on the Star Tribune website, the wolf was close to a major highway when tips from the public led officials to her location and they were able to catch her in nets and tranquilize her.

After three nights on the run, a rare wolf mysteriously sprung from a cage at a wildlife center in Forest Lake was captured safely Thursday in New Brighton.

“She’s going to be fine, thank heavens. She’s going to be fine,” said Peggy Callahan, executive director of the Wildlife Science Center, who had the animal wrapped in a blanket in the back of an SUV.

Acting on a tip from citizens, police and wildlife officials cornered the female Mexican gray wolf — one of fewer than 150 worldwide — against a chain-link fence near Long Lake Road and Interstate 694 as traffic zoomed by. They got nets around the animal, allowing a wildlife official to inject it with a tranquilizer.

Read the entire article: Rare wolf found safe in New Brighton

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