Escaped red panda captured a day later on grounds of German zoo

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July 2 (UPI) -- A zoo in Germany said a red panda that escaped from its enclosure was safely captured a little over a day after it was noticed missing.

The Duisburg Zoo said Jang the red panda was discovered missing from an enclosure Thursday morning and was found about noon Friday in a tree on the zoo grounds.


Jang was recovered with help from the Duisburg Fire Department, officials said.

The zoo said Jang did not appear to be injured and was taken to the facility's veterinarian's office for a thorough examination.

Zoo officials said in a Facebook post that a thermal imaging drone was used in the search for Jang and employees trimmed trees on the ground to make it easier to spot the animal.

It remained unclear Friday how Jang managed to escape the red panda enclosure.

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