A Pack of Zoo Wolves Escapes...Right Into The Polar Bear Enclosure

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Canada's wildlife is at it again, but this time they're playing out a classic scene from literature. It's The Count of Monte Cristo, or perhaps The Shawshank Redemption, zoo style.

In The Count of Monte Cristo, the Mad Priest miscalculates the route that his tunnel must take to break him out of imprisonment at the Château d'If and instead winds up digging into another prisoner's cell.

Taking a page from Alexandre Dumas, a pack of 5 grey wolves at the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg managed to dig a tunnel straight into the polar bear enclosure. Whoops.


Luckily for all carnivores involved, the wolves simply walked around the bear enclosure while the two female polar bears couldn't even be bothered to wake from their slumber. Zoo staff discovered the predator party the following morning.

CTV News reports that after the wolves were separated from the bears, all animals were removed from their respective enclosures so that zoo workers could seal the tunnel. The animals are now back in their proper places, and the new Journey to Churchill exhibit is once again open for public viewing. Zoo officials have promised that the wolves aren't actually capable of tunneling out of the exhibit into human-inhabited parts of the zoo.


No word on what the wolves have planned for their next caper.