Video: Zebras On the Loose in Philadelphia After Escaping Zoo

November 15, 2015 Updated: November 15, 2015

Several zebras are on the loose in West Philadelphia on Sunday. The animals escaped from the UniverSoul Circus outside the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, near 52nd Street and Parkside Avenue, NBC News reported. Police confirmed at 2 p.m. the zebras were running around, and video footage was also captured of the animals.

Authorities later confirmed at around 3 p.m. ET that the zebras were caught.



Another video uploaded to Twitter shows one of the zebras (WARNING: contains strong language):

According to National Geographic, are about 6 to 8 feet long and can weigh as much as 770 pounds.

“Plains (Burchell’s) zebras are the most common species. They live in small family groups consisting of a male (stallion), several females, and their young. These units may combine with others to form awe-inspiring herds thousands of head strong, but family members will remain close within the herd,” the publication states.

Different species of zebra live in different parts of Africa

“Though they all live in Africa, each species of zebra has its own home area. Plains zebras live in the treeless grasslands and woodlands of eastern and southern Africa. The Grevy’s zebra lives in   in the arid grasslands of Ethiopia and northern Kenya. The mountain zebra is found in South Africa, Namibia and Angola,” says LiveScience.