Zebras Run Loose In Philly, 2 Zebras Caught: Watch Videos Of Cops Trying To Catch Philadelphia Zebras

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Zebras have escaped from the circus and have run loose in Philadelphia, as seen in the below video from BuzzFeed. Update: 6 ABC reports that both zebras that were running through the streets of Philly have been caught.

The zebras ran away from the UniverSoul Circus, reports NBC 10 Philadelphia. After the zebras escaped, videos of the zebras running around the streets as people and authorities tried to track the zebras down began popping up on social media. It isn’t known how the zebras ran away from the UniverSoul Circus. However, the zebras escaped and ended up outside of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts.

The Philadelphia police used a bit of humor on their Twitter account as they joked about the zebras already wearing the black and white stripes that old prisoners used to wear prior to the zebras being tried and sentenced for escaping the zoo.

The zebras running around the intersections of 52nd Street and Parkside Avenue in Fairmount Park caused a big police chase that can be seen in videos across the world wide web. Via police radio chatter, it was ascertained that two of the zebras were loose, however, most recent reports confirm that at least one zebra has been captured. (Update: Both zebras have been captured.)

Warning: The below video showing a zebra running down a street contains language that might be disturbing to some viewers.

The first zebra was captured at approximately 2:20 p.m., after the zebras made their way up to City Avenue. That means the zebras had run at least two miles away from where they’d first escaped.