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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.

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Essex Police launch hunt for Colchester wolf

Police teams are searching for a wolf which has escaped from Colchester Zoo in Essex. Credit: Colchester Zoo

Police teams are searching for a wolf which has escaped from Colchester Zoo in Essex.

The animal was reported missing at around 8am this morning.

Five Timber wolves in total escaped from the enclosure at the zoo after the perimeter fence was damaged.

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

The fifth wolf has still yet to be found and is thought to be sheltering in thick undergrowth.

A police helicopter and ground units are continuing to search neighbouring fields.

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