Two African antelope escape from Borth Wild Animal Kingdom

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Two African antelope have escaped from a zoo, with the owners saying both were now close to being caught and returned after spending the day on the loose.

Borth Wild Animal Kingdom in Ceredigion is currently closed because of the coronavirus outbreak.

It said an escaped male with “big horns, but not aggressive”, had been found, darted and returned to the zoo.

A female antelope, described as “not dangerous at all”, is close to being captured, the zoo added.

In a Facebook post published before the male had been caught, the zoo said: “They will run away from people so please keep your distance and call us so that we can contain them until the dart team arrive.”