What's New at the National Zoo?

Incident date: 
Dec 23 2006
Date reported: 
Dec 23 2006
Date Published: 
Dec 23 2006 - 06:00
City: 
Washington
State: 
District of Columbia
Category: 
Escape
Name: 
What's New at the National Zoo?
Headline: 
What's New at the National Zoo?
Summary: 

Zoo visitors were evacuated when a clouded leopard escaped from its enclosure at the National Zoo. The clouded leopard escaped through a hole she or her mate made by chewing through the fence; the hole had the diameter of a soccer ball. The animal was found nearby by zoo officials, tranquilized, and returned to her enclosure.

Publication: 
The Washington Post
Author: 
Debbi Wilgoren