Earlier this month NewMandala commented on the recapture of a grey wolf that had escaped from Chiang Mai’s Night Safari. The head of the Night Safari (and ex-Royal Forest Department supremo) Plodprasop Suraswadi had christened the wolf Lhong – “a Thai word for lost.” NewMandala is now sad to report that Lhong has passed away. The Canadian grey wolf died over a week ago but reports have only filtered through to the Bangkok Post today. Another blot on the unhappy history of the Night Safari. We can only hope that Australia’s koala’s are coping better.