JAIL BREAK: 2 Circus Zebras Escape The Circus, Lead Police On Two Mile Chase Through West Philly


NBC10: Two zebras escaped from a circus in West Philadelphia on Sunday, leading police on a wild chase for miles through the city. The zebras, according to witness accounts, somehow got loose from the UniverSoul Circus outside the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, near 52nd Street and Parkside Avenue in Fairmount Park and ran out of the front gate. Police Radio confirmed about 2 p.m. that zebras were loose in West Philadelphia and officers were trying to catch them. MORE

PETA: Yet again, animals have escaped a circus and been chased through a city they never should have been taken to in the first place. UniverSoul needs to retire its animal acts immediately, and all kind families should refuse to buy a ticket to any circus that exploits animals. PETA is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate immediately to ensure that the animals are receiving veterinary care and have safe and proper enclosures. MORE