Escaped Borth lynx caught on camera next to bait cage

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Missing lynx LillethImage source, Borth Wild Animal Kingdom
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Missing lynx "playing with us," zoo staff have said

Zoo staff are "getting closer" to capturing an escaped lynx after it was pictured overnight next to a cage baited with food to humanely trap it.

Lilleth, an Eurasian lynx which is about twice the size of a domestic cat, escaped its enclosure at Borth Wild Animal Kingdom, near Aberystwyth, in the past week.

The zoo has been shut while staff try to capture it.

A message on its Facebook page said the lynx was "playing with us".

"She was stalking us tonight," joked the zoo keepers.

Staff believe it escaped after making a "giant leap" over an electrified fence to get out of the zoo.

Dyfed-Powys Police has said the lynx could become aggressive if it is cornered and are urging the public to be vigilant.