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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: May 05, 2012
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Animal: African Painted Dogs
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Pittsburgh Zoo

Category: Escape of animal
Species: Other

Summary: Several African Painted Dogs escaped their main exhibit area into an enclosed backup yard. Although zoo officials claim there was no danger to the visitors, they called a Code Red, ushering about 200 people on the zoo gorunds into buildings. The dogs were eventually coaxed back into their exhibit. The zoo is fixing the fence.

Source: Pittsburgh CBS Local.com

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