Escaped Circus Zebra Caught in Atlanta

ATLANTA, Feb. 19 (UPI) — An escaped circus zebra was captured uninjured on a busy Atlanta highway, circus bosses and state transportation officials said.

Crystal Drake, a representative of Ringling Brothers/Barnum and Bailey circus, said the zebra escaped from an enclosure at the downtown Philips Arena and made its way to the overlapped connector of Interstates 75 and 85 shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday, CBS Atlanta reported Friday.


The Georgia Department of Transportation said the zebra was captured and placed on a large truck for transport back to the circus. They said the unusual animal in the road caused traffic backups in both directions on the connector.

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