Wolf recaptured after escaping from wildlife sanctuary

A wolf which escaped from an animal sanctuary has been captured after a major police search.

Torak the wolf has been captured. (Photo: PA).
Torak the wolf has been captured. (Photo: PA).

Schools were placed on lockdown after the animal named Torak escaped from on Thursday morning after strong winds damaged a fence in its enclosure at the UK Wolf Conservation Trust in Berkshire.

A Thames Valley Police spokesman said: "Good news. A wolf in West Berkshire which had escaped has been recaptured and unharmed."

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It was captured after 1pm and is now on its way back to the sanctuary.

Teresa Palmer, 62, who founded the park, helped to encourage the 12-year-old animal into a trailer about eight miles away from the park.

She said: "The fact he went through a field of sheep on his way shows he would never be a threat to the public."

Pupils at local schools were told to stay inside during the drama.