Zebra Loose in Atlanta - Police Capture Zebra After Escape from Circus

photo from LA Times

An escaped circus zebra in Atlanta galloped along a busy section of interstate highway on Thursday afternoon with police in hot pursuit. The rush hour traffic came into standstill and the busy interstate turned into a circus.

After a 40-minute chase through downtown to the interstate highway, the Atlanta police captured the 12-year-old zebra, named Lima, along the Interstate 75-85 downtown connector. The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus spokesperson, Crystal Drake, told the Associated Press, police cruisers blocked off all southbound lanes of Interstate 75 and were able to herd the zebra over to the right shoulder and off an entrance ramp, where his trainer was on hand to capture and soothe him.

This incident seems to be the real-life version of the movie "Madagascar". Marty, the zebra lived a life of comfort in the zoo but it led to boredom. Marty, never having seen the wild wished that on his tenth birthday, he must travel to the wild, for at least a short time. He escapes the Central Park Zoo, in which he lives, and makes a dash for the wild. However, before he could get to the wild he must cross the streets of the city.

Maybe Lima just wanted to have a refresher. Hmmmm ....

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