Parks Department personnel and the police spent Sunday night chasing 12 wolves that had escaped from their pen in the zoo at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Before the last one was rounded up yesterday morning, the wolves had killed two deer and injured two others at the zoo.
The wolves clawed their way through a chain-link fence. “We chased them on foot and by car all night. There was never any danger to people living outside the park. The wolves never left the zoo enclosure.”
Excerpt from NYT Schumach 11/30/77