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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jan 13, 2011
Location: San Simeon, California

Animal: Zebra
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Non-accredited Zoo
Facility Name: Hearst Ranch

Category: Escape of animal, Animal Death, Animal Death by human
Species: Other

Summary: Three zebras from Hearst Ranch escape and wander onto nearby property and are all killed by two ranchers purporting to be protecting their horses and cows from the zebras. The two ranchers then immediately called a taxidermist to have the 3 zebras skinned and their hide tanned to make rugs out of them.

Source: LA Times, KCRA.com

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