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California zoo's escaped armadillo found safe

An armadillo named Josephine escaped from the Sacramento Zoo in California on Thursday and was found on zoo grounds Friday morning. Photo courtesy of the Sacramento Zoo
An armadillo named Josephine escaped from the Sacramento Zoo in California on Thursday and was found on zoo grounds Friday morning. Photo courtesy of the Sacramento Zoo

Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The Sacramento Zoo in California said an escaped six-banded armadillo was located and safely captured on zoo grounds one day later.

The zoo said the South American animal, named Josephine, escaped Thursday morning from the zoo's Interpretive Center and a search was launched of the zoo and the surrounding area.

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Josephine was found Friday morning about 192 feet from the Interpretive Center, the zoo announced.

"Once found, veterinary staff immediately examined her and gave her a clean bill of health," the zoo said in a news release. "We are happy to report that Josephine is healthy and safely back in the Interpretive Center."

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