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Image caption The 12 dogs were later returned to their compound unharmed, West Midlands Safari Park said. Sixteen animals were killed at a safari park after a pack of African wild dogs escaped from their enclosure due to damage caused by Storm Ciara. Staff at West Midland Safari Park in Bewdley, Worcestershire, were left "extremely saddened" by the loss of six deer and 10 sheep. The 12 wild dogs were able to get into a neighbouring enclosure in the early hours of 9 February. It housed Persian fallow deer and Barbary sheep. "At no point was there a risk to public safety and there was no danger of any animals escaping the park's perimeter fencing," a spokeswoman for the safari park said. The... Full story

14 February