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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jul 14, 2007
Location: Norfolk, Virginia

Animal: Red Panda
Animal Disposition: recaptured

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Virginia Zoo

Category: Escape of animal
Species: Bear

Summary: A 1-year-old red panda, Yin, escaped from her enclosure at the Virginia Zoo for the second time in under a month. Yin was found in a tree not far from her exhibit. Zookeepers climbed the tree to coax her down. Yin was placed in a holding facility until keepers could determine and remedy additional escape routes.

Source: The Virginian-Pilot www.pilotonline.com

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