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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Apr 28, 2003
Location: Denver, Colorado

Animal: Polar Bear
Animal Disposition: recaptured

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Denver Zoo

Category: Escape of animal
Species: Bear

Summary: A polar bear escapes from a holding area at the Denver Zoo, forcing a temporary lockdown. Veterinarians shot the bear with a tranquilizer dart and returned it to the enclosure.

Source: WUSA-TV Channel 9 (NBC) Washington

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