WICHITA – A search is underway in Wichita for a missing beaver.
The Wichita Eagle reports that the beaver, named Chapa, broke out of his cage in the Kansas Wildlife Exhibit at Central Riverside Park in Wichita. He has been missing since the early morning hours of Tuesday.
Animal display attendant Connie Storrie has searched miles of the Little Arkansas River for the little orphan she helped rescue three years. He was injured when he was found in one of the muddy pools of Chisholm Creek Park.
She describes the beaver as “very shy.” She worries about how will fare in the wild about being coddled for three years on a diet of apples, carrots and sweet potatoes.