Lonely Planet Writer

Escaped grey wolf on the loose in Austria

Fritzi, a young grey wolf, escaped from his enclosure at the Wilder Berg zoo in Styria, Austria last week and is still on the loose.

A grey wolf.
A grey wolf. Image by Dan Davison / CC BY 2.0

He has been spotted near houses and children’s playgrounds in the St. Margarethen area after he dug a tunnel and managed to break free from his enclosure when heavy rains washed away the floor plates that prevent the animal from digging. Fritzi is said to have a shy nature but zookeepers are concerned at the risk he poses to humans as he is still a wild animal and may not have eaten for a few days. Read more: thelocal.at