ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Zoo officials are trying to determine how a cheetah cub got out of its exhibit for a short time.
The cub escaped around 10:45 a.m. Monday on a day when the popular zoo in Forest Park was crowded, in part because of the unseasonably warm weather. The cub was found a short time later, about 30 feet from the exhibit. It was unharmed.
A zoo worker tranquilized the cub.
While the cub was out, zoo visitors were told to go into buildings, but the zoo was not evacuated.
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