Cheetah cub escapes briefly from St. Louis Zoo exhibit

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

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.


Information from: KSDK-TV, http://www.ksdk.com

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