Breaking: Last Colchester wolf shot dead

A missing wolf which escaped from Colchester Zoo has been shot dead.
A missing wolf which escaped from Colchester Zoo has been shot dead. Credit: Colchester Zoo

A wolf that escaped from Colchester Zoo earlier today has been shot dead.

Five wolves in total got out this morning after escaping through a hole in the fence in their enclosure.

One of the wolves returned, whilst two had to be shot and another was recaptured.

A police search was then launched to locate the remaining wolf, which has now been shot dead.

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Wolves escape from Colchester Zoo

An investigation's underway after five wolves escaped from Colchester Zoo. Keepers discovered they had got out through a hole in the fence. One returned to the enclosure, one was recaptured, and three were shot dead.