Zoo escape wolves shot dead

Three wolves being hunted by police after escaping from Colchester Zoo in Essex earlier today has been shot dead. Five in total managed to escape from the perimeter fence - one retuned to the zoo and another was recaptured.

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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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