Metroparks Zoo: Leopard briefly escapes from exhibit

Incident date: 
Fri, 10/09/2009
Date reported: 
Fri, 10/09/2009
Date Published: 
Fri, 10/09/2009 (All day)
City: 
Cleveland
State: 
Ohio
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Metroparks Zoo: Leopard briefly escapes from exhibit
Headline: 
Metroparks Zoo: Leopard briefly escapes from exhibit
Summary: 

The wire around a clouded leopard's exhibit broke and the animal escaped. The leopard then tried unsuccessfully to get back inside the enclosure. Zookeepers tranquilized the leopard and moved it back into the enclosure. No person was injured during the incident.

Publication: 
WKYC
Author: 
Kim Wendel