Fence going up after cheetah briefly escaped yard at zoo

Incident date: 
Aug 14 2003
Date reported: 
Aug 14 2003
Date Published: 
Aug 14 2003 - 06:00
City: 
St. Louis
State: 
Missouri
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
Fence going up after cheetah briefly escaped yard at zoo
Headline: 
Fence going up after cheetah briefly escaped yard at zoo
Summary: 

A cheetah at the St. Louis Zoo escaped from an enclosure. The cheetah escaped by wading through a 12-foot wide moat and jumping over a 12-foot high wall. The animal walked among visitors before being recaptured.

Publication: 
Associated Press
Author: 
Jim Salter