Welsh Zoo that Lillith the Lynx escaped from is BANNED from keeping dangerous animals after the beast was shot dead having roamed the countryside for weeks

Mail Online | 11/29/2017 | Lara Keay For Mailonline
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A zoo at the heart of a scandal involving two dead lynxes has been banned from keeping dangerous animals.

Lillith the Eurasian lynx incited terror across the Welsh countryside after she escaped from her enclosure at Borth Wild Animal Kingdom near Aberystwyth on October 29.

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The 18-month-old creature, twice the size of a domestic cat, was shot dead by a council-employed marksman 12 days later after police helicopters and baited traps failed to recapture her.

It later emerged that another lynx at the zoo, Nilly, was strangled to death by a member of staff while they were trying to catch the creature.

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Ceredigion County Council shut the zoo while they investigated the two deaths, but has now revealed it can only re-open if it agrees to get rid of its most dangerous animals.

Owners Dean and Tracy Tweedy claim 'none of the animals will be put down', but those in the most dangerous 'category one' will have to be re-homed.

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In a statement a council spokesman said: 'The report on Borth Wild Animal Kingdom, prepared by the expert zoological veterinary practitioner engaged by Ceredigion County Council, has been received and the authority's position formalised.

'The council has served a series of proposed licence conditions and directions on the operators outlining in detail the requirements that must be complied with within specified timeframes.

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'The proposed licence conditions will restrict the keeping of Category 1 dangerous animals.'

The spokesman added Mr and Mrs Tweedy have a...
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