Escaped Essex wolf is shot dead

A wolf which has escaped from a zoo in Essex has been destroyed.

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Five wolves managed to escape from Colchester Zoo

Five wolves managed to escape from Colchester Zoo after the perimeter fence was damaged.

Two of the wolves were shot and killed, one was recaptured while the other returned voluntarily.

Five wolves escaped from a compound at Colchester Zoo Credit: Colchester Zoo

Essex Police are searching for the remaining wolf who is thought to be sheltering in thick undergrowth.

A police helicopter has been deployed to assist with the search.

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