Unconfirmed reports that escaped wolf has been shot

There are unconfirmed reports that a wolf that escaped from Colchester Zoo has been shot dead and was seen being loaded into a 4x4 vehicle, local press reports.

Colchester Zoo has refused to confirm on the reports while it prepares a statement.

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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.