Zebra Shot Dead After It Escaped Circus in Germany

A runaway Zebra was shot dead Wednesday after it escaped a German circus and disrupted traffic on a major highway, police said. The elusive animal caused a two-car accident on the A20 highway. No one was injured in the collision. 

Two zebras escaped the circus near the town of Tessin, but one was caught early Wednesday, Rostock district police said in a news release. It is unclear how the zebras escaped.

The A20 highway was temporarily closed as attempts to secure the animal unfolded. “The animal was going in the wrong direction on the autobahn from Tessin to Rostock,” a department spokesperson told German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

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SOURCE: CBS News, Christopher Brito