Authorities in Toronto continued their hunt Thursday for a capybara that escaped at a zoo, days after crews finally caught its partner in crime.
The search for the animal, a member of the world’s largest rodent species, has become something of a urban myth, with hundreds of reported sightings across the city, The Toronto Star reported.
Last night at approximately 7PM, @torontopfr staff, working together with @TorontoWildlifeCentre and a number of volunteers were able to capture one of the escaped capybara. Over the weekend, staff secured the area of the park that we knew the capybara was frequenting, and after observing its pattern and behaviour over the weekend, we set a trap where we knew it would be. It will be examined by a vet later today, and we will have further updates at that point. The search for the second missing rodent continues. #Capybara #HighPark #HighParkZoo #TorontoPFR #ParkTO #ParksTO #GreatEscape #HomeAtLast #BonnieAndClyde
“It’s an observation game,” Ben Lovatt, one of the volunteers looking for the animal said.
There had been two capybaras on the loose, nicknamed "Bonnie adn Clyde," but one was successfully captured on Sunday in what was called a “team effort.” Searchers spotted the animal in High Park, where the zoo is located.
The capture of the first capybara was simple. The animal was located, searchers opened up a large cage provided by the zoo, and the capybara strolled in.
The city told The National Post it was unclear when the missing capybara would be captured.
“You should probably ask the capybara that,” Nathalie Karvonen, the director of the Toronto Wildlife Center said.