WATCH: See captured zebra's ride on helicopter; another zebra remains on the loose in New Braunfels
Animal Control officers are trying to corral the zebra, New Braunfels police say
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – UPDATE: The zebra that was on the loose was tranquilized and will be taken back to the ranch where it was raised, according to New Braunfels police.
Police say a second zebra also escaped at the same time and remains missing.
Officials said the first zebra swam across the Guadalupe River and then made a run for it across the city.
Anyone who sees the second zebra is asked to call New Braunfels police at 830-221-4100.
A zebra is on the loose and galloping through streets in New Braunfels.
The New Braunfels Police Department shared a video on its Facebook page showing the four-legged fugitive.
As of 5 p.m., the zebra was in the area of North Grape Avenue on the city's northwest side.
"NBPD is currently assisting our Animal Control officers in corralling a zebra that somehow got loose this afternoon and has been making its way across the city," police said.
It is unclear where the zebra came from and to whom it belongs.
UPDATE (9:50am Thursday): The second zebra that had escaped its pen has since returned to its property and is fully accounted for, and, we understand, with precautions taken to prevent another escape. NBPD appreciates all those that waited patiently in traffic, called in zebra sightings, and helped spread the word about the missing zebras. -------------- UPDATE (7:42pm): The zebra was safely tranquilized and carefully recovered and is currently being transported back to the ranch where it was raised. We understand that the zebra got loose by swimming across the Guadalupe River and then making a run for it across the city. 🦓🦓PLOT TWIST: There's a second zebra that also escaped at that time and remains missing. If you spot a zebra...call NBPD at 830-221-4100. 🦓🦓 ------------- The zebra is NOT from the Snake Farm. And NBPD is also being assisted by a helicopter team that specializes in safely trapping animals, so you may see a helicopter flying low over the area. ------------- NBPD is currently assisting our Animal Control officers in corralling a zebra that somehow got loose this afternoon and has been making its way across the city. The zebra is currently in the area of N. Grape Ave. Officers have eyes on the zebra and are currently developing a plan to bring the animal in safely.Posted by New Braunfels Police Department on Wednesday, August 7, 2019
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