Rogue wilding: 6 times animals have been released without permission

DEFRA board member and rewilding supporter Ben Goldsmith is under investigation after falsely claiming he had recaptured a herd of red deer which had escaped from his Somerset estate. He has also been accused of releasing wild boar, something he denies. ENDS takes a look at some of the animals, indigenous and non-native, that have escaped into the wild or been freed without permission

by Rachel Salvidge
A wild boar in the Forest of Dean. Photograph: Sandra Standbridge/Getty Images
A wild boar in the Forest of Dean. Photograph: Sandra Standbridge/Getty Images

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