2 zebras flee circus, run through Philadelphia streets

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Zebras Escape Philadelphia Circus, Causing Low Speed Chase

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a pair of zebras that escaped from a circus and went running through the streets of 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 in the streets.

Warning: NSFW language:

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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