DELAVAN, Wis. — Authorities in Wisconsin say two 7-week-old Siberian lynx that were missing from a petting zoo have been returned.

Town of Delavan police Chief Raymond Clark said in a news release the cats were returned to Animal Gardens on Wednesday evening. He says the animals were hungry but in good health.

Staff at the facility last saw the lynx around 5 p.m. Monday.

Animal Gardens caretaker Danette Vincenti earlier told WITI-TV (http://bit.ly/2tetXSF ) she believes the top of the animals’ cage was sliced open to make it look like they escaped. She said it’s likely they were stolen.

Clark says the case is under investigation and police have identified suspects, but no one is in custody. Additional details were not immediately available.

Vincenti said she was concerned about the well-being of the lynx because they’d just started eating meat.

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