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Pretty sad that the owner of a quasi-zoo isn't better prepared for this type of incident. Obviously the owner took the most expedient route to resolve the issue, maybe do to liability concerns. However, you would think he could have almost as easily shot the wolf with a tranquilizer dart or just lured it back with food placed in strategic locations. (I'm not sure if a standard rifle will shoot a tranquilizer dart or whether you need a special rifle, but if the owner wants to make a profit by running this type of operation, then he should invest in more humane solutions to an escaped animal.) This surely won't be the last time an animal escapes.
Sad event,most tranquilizer guns are air rifles(CO2) and the caliber has to be the size of the drug syringe,larger the animal,larger the syringe.You would probably have to be pretty close to dart a wolf due to the limited range of a tranquilizer gun.