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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Mar 27, 2011
Location: Bronx, New York

Animal: Egyptian Cobra
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Bronx Zoo

Category: Escape of animal
Species: Reptile

Summary: A roughly 20-inch long poisonous Egyptian cobra escaped from an enclosure outside public view at the Bronx Zoo. The Reptile House remained closed as a precaution while zoo workers searched for the missing reptile. Update: Cobra recaptured 3/31/2011.

Source: CBSnews.com; CNN.com

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