Bunch of hunts kill wrong elk!

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HUN­TERS in Nor­way shot dead two elk – be­fore they re­alised they were fir­ing through a fence into a ZOO.

The group said dogs used to hunt the an­i­mals had found their way into the park en­clo­sure and they hadn’t re­alised they were shoot­ing into the Po­lar Park zoo, near Narvik,

Heinz Strath­mann, the zoo’s chief ex­ec­u­tive, said: “I think this is very sad, and it’s not OK. We had five elks, now we have only three.”

But Arne Nysted, who chairs the wildlife tri­bunal in Troms County, said there was no need to pun­ish the men.

He added: “This is a re­gret­table mis­take made in con­nec­tion with law­ful hunt­ing on the out­side of the park.

“It was a fa­tal er­ror, but it was not done on pur­pose.”

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