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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Nov 20, 2007
Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Animal: Cheetah
Animal Disposition: recaptured

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: St. Louis Zoo

Category: Escape of animal
Species: Big Cat

Summary: Zuri, a 1-year-old cheetah, escaped from her exhibit at the St. Louis Zoo. A visitor alerted a zoo worker that the cheetah was loose. The area was evacuated until the cheetah was captured, unharmed, around a half hour later, and returned to the exhibit. This was the third time since 2000 that a cheetah had escaped the zoo enclosure.

Source: Associated Press

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