2 zebras flee circus, run through west Philadelphia streets

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say a pair of zebras that escaped from a circus and went running through west Philadelphia have been recaptured.

The two animals somehow got loose from the UniverSoul Circus outside the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in west Philadelphia at about 2 p.m. Sunday.

A circus spokesman told The Philadelphia Inquirer in a statement that no injuries were reported after the animals “briefly went on the loose.”

Residents of the city took to social media to post photos and video footage of the animals running through the streets.

Police said on their Twitter account at about 3 p.m. Sunday that the zebras were “in custody” and – in their words – “are already sporting old-timey prisoner getup ahead of trial and sentencing.”

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