Zebras Escape From Leesburg Virginia Zoo, Roam Neighborhood

3:29 PM, Nov 29, 2011   |    comments
courtesy: Loudoun County Sheriff's Office
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LEESBURG, Va. (AP) - Two zebras from a Leesburg zoo escaped their enclosure and briefly wandered through a residential neighborhood before being captured.

No one was injured.

PHOTOS: Zebras That Escaped (Courtesy of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office)

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office says it received calls Monday afternoon from residents of a Leesburg-area neighborhood reporting zebras on the loose.

Sheriff's deputies worked to keep the zebras safe from traffic until animal control officers could safely capture them using a tranquilizer.

The owner of the Leesburg Animal Park says the zebras got loose when two workers not affiliated with the park accidentally left a gate open.

This is the second time animals have escaped from the petting zoo. Last year, a serval - a type of African cat - escaped and was hit by a car.

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