Japanese zoo has recovered 38 of 30 missing squirrels6/29/2012
Recovery efforts by Japanese zookeepers who lost 30 squirrels from their enclosure are very impressive: They've re-captured 38 of them! And they're still receiving four to five reports a day of the furry fugitives. "We will continue setting traps as long as people keep reporting squirrel sightings to us," explains zookeeper Eri Tsushima. Um, this might be a loooong week. Several re-captured squirrels came from a nearby park, home to wild squirrels. The zoo's squirrels have microchips implanted in them, so the zoo should be able to authenticate if it has captured all (or any) of its 30 critters. And hot tip: If you're going to the zoo just to see squirrels, head to the park instead.
Should this zoo keep the wild squirrels too if they can't tell the difference?