May 30, 2023

Dallas Zoo Shut Down After Leopard Escapes, Eventually Captured After All-Day Search

A clouded leopard induced a stir on the Dallas zoo Friday afternoon after she bought unfastened and induced an all-day search that shut down the zoo.

By some means, 25-pound Nova escaped from her enclosure. A zoo worker observed the leopard was lacking earlier that morning, Forbes reported.

Employees members believed she was nonetheless on the premises however known as the native police to assist seek for her.

Native information networks bought wind of the lacking leopard and broadcast stay helicopter protection of the state of affairs.

She was ultimately positioned round 4:40 pm and captured by 5:15 pm. The veterinarian employees is evaluating Nova, however “initial indications are she is not injured,” in keeping with the zoo.

Zoo escapes don’t occur too usually, and once they do, harmful animals often escape. At Audubon Zoo in New Orleans zoo in 2018, a jaguar made a gap in its enclosure and escaped throughout the evening, killing six alpacas, three foxes, and an emu earlier than he was lastly subdued. He ultimately returned to his enclosure and stays on the zoo.