NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A 40-pound wolverine had to be tranquilized at Newark Liberty Airport on Tuesday after it made a hole in its metal carrier in an attempt to escape, the Port Authority said.
The European wolverine was being transported from Norway to Alaska when it made a stop in New Jersey. At around 3:30 p.m., Port Authority police were alerted to the situation in a transport van at Terminal C.
A veterinarian from the Bronx Zoo also responded and tranquilized the animal, known for being ferocious, so that it could be safely moved to a new carrier, which was also provided by the Bronx Zoo.
The wolverine’s owner, a representative from the Alaska State Zoo, was on the scene and helped with the situation, the Port Authority said.
There were no injuries.