Zoo boss speaks out to allay fears over escaped wolves in Dalton
THE new boss of the South Lakes Safari Zoo has moved to reassure residents of Dalton amid rumours two wolves have escaped from the attraction.
Karen Brewer, chief executive of the newly formed Cumbria zoo management company said there was no truth on the rumours which are being heavily circulated on social media.
Mrs Brewer said: "I was at the zoo just half an hour ago and everything is where it should be.
"There is no truth in the rumours. Everything is fine."
Police have since added their take on the matter - confirmed warned police were called to the area - but not to stalk escaped wolves.
To calm the rumours in Dalton. armed officers were in the area in response to an incident. no one has been shot and no escaped zoo animals— Barrow Police (@barrowpolice) March 12, 2017