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A 'Horned Beast' has escaped from Paignton Zoo

The endangered species has been described by police as a 'horned beast' Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Devon and Cornwall Police are searching for a Goat-Antelope which has escaped from Paignton Zoo.

It is believed the West Cacuasian Tur, which is an endangered species, is in Clennan Woods, Goodrington.

The animal has been described as a 'horned beast' that could be a danger to the public.

Anyone who sees the animal has been warned not to approach the Tur, but instead to call 999.

Police officers are assisting specialists from Paignton Zoo to help them locate the Mountain-Dwelling Goat-Antelope.



Devon zoo pledges to save one of World's most threatened species

Edwards's pheasants are found in the forests of Vietnam. Credit: Paignton Zoo

A Devon conservation charity is campaigning to help a bird that hasn't been seen in the wild for nearly 20 years.

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park is aiming to save the Edwards's pheasant.

The bird is now listed as critically endangered and among the World's 100 most threatened species.

In the wild Edwards's pheasants are only found in the mountainous forests of central Vietnam.

Paignton Zoo has two breeding pairs of the birds, one of which has successfully raised five chicks this year.

The centre is hopeful Edwards's pheasants can be saved from extinction.

It is currently the Year of the Rooster, which is considered very important in Vietnam. It is hoped that in 12 years’ time, when the next Year of the Rooster comes around, there will be a sustainable population of Edwards’s Pheasants in the wild.

– Paignton Zoo
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