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Two wolves escape enclosure at Netherlands zoo

Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A zoo in the Netherlands was temporarily closed when visitors spotted two wolves that had escaped from their enclosure.

The Amersfoort Zoo said in a Facebook post that visitors were ushered into indoor areas Monday when two wolves were seen wandering outside of their enclosure near the back of the park.

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The zoo was temporarily closed and the wolves were safely tranquilized and returned to a secure area within about 45 minutes, zoo officials said. The park was subsequently reopened.

Officials said the wolves had escaped from their enclosure by digging a tunnel under the fence that surrounds the area.

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