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Wolverine tries to escape from carrier at New Jersey airport

1 year 9 months 1 week ago April 15, 2015 Apr 15, 2015 Wednesday, April 15 2015 April 15, 2015 1:22 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

NEWARK, NJ - Authorities say a wolverine tried to escape from its metal carrier at a New Jersey airport and had to be tranquilized.

Joe Pentangelo with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says officers were called to Terminal C at Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday afternoon. They were told a 40-pound male European wolverine had made a hole in its carrier, which was in a transport van.

The wolverine was traveling from Norway to Alaska.

A veterinarian from the Bronx Zoo in New York soon arrived to tranquilize the wolverine, so he could be safely moved to a secure carrier. The Bronx Zoo also provided a replacement transport container once he had been tranquilized.

An Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center representative traveling with the wolverine helped oversee the events.

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