On May 31, three European wolves were automatically transferred from the 3 Valleys zoo to “a secure site”.
A decision which was made following the administrative closure of this site which until last December welcomed some 600 animals on 60 hectares, in Montredon-Labessonnié, in the Tarn.
But at the end of the year, the escape of nine wolves from their enclosure, four of which had to be killed, had led the prefecture to take this radical decision.
In addition to the wolves from Europe, the park was ordered by the state representative to transfer its pack of wolves from Hudson by the end of August.
A decision denounced by the zoo which had seized the judge in chambers.
The latter gave a favorable response to the owners, believing that he had “a serious doubt about the legality of the decision”.
He suspended the contested decree, the wolves of Hudson Bay therefore being able to remain in Montredon-Labessonnié for the time being.
Because the prefect has already announced that he was going to appeal and that he was maintaining the closure of the zoo to the public "in view of the multiple problems encountered".
"Furthermore, and on the basis of these problems, a procedure has been initiated to withdraw the zoo director's certificate of ability to present to the public", continues a press release from the Tarn prefecture.
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