PROVIDENCE, R.I. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — An 800-pound animal described as a “goat-antelope” that escaped its enclosure at a Rhode Island zoo was captured by the time the zoo opened for visitors.
The takin escaped just after 9 a.m. Tuesday and was captured by trained zoo staff an hour later at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence.
A zoo spokeswoman says it started when a veterinary team approached the takin for a routine hoof procedure. The animal charged the heavy reinforced doors multiple times, finally breaking through onto zoo grounds.
The horned animal named Har-Lee was sedated and taken back to an enclosure.
One animal keeper and a veterinary intern were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
Zoo officials say the takin is doing fine, but would not be on exhibit for the remainder of the day. Takins are native to the eastern Himalayas and western China where they thrive at altitudes between 6,500 and 15,000 feet.
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