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.