Zebra escapes zoo, wanders Seoul streets for 3 hours

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March 23 (UPI) -- A zoo in South Korea's capital confirmed a zebra escaped from the facility Thursday and spent about 3 hours wandering the streets of the city.

The Seoul Children's Grand Park zoo said the zebra escaped just before 3 p.m. local time Thursday and wandered to a nearby residential neighborhood.


Surprised locals posted photos and videos of the wandering equine to social media.

Zoo officials and firefighters pursued the zebra for about 3 hours before they were able to corner the animal and administer a tranquilizer.

The zebra was safely returned to the zoo just after 6 p.m., officials said.

A zoo representative said an investigation has been opened into the escape.

No injuries or property damage were reported from the zebra's time on the loose.

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