5 zebras that escaped to Maryland a month ago still at large – NBC Chicago
Five zebras that escaped from a farm in Maryland almost a month ago are still at large.
They fled Aug. 31 from a private farm near Upper Marlboro, about 20 miles southeast of Washington, DC, NBC Washington reported.
Prince George County animal control officials said wardens have since tried to lure animals into a fenced-in feeding area. Zebras must be herded to be captured, not chased.
News4’s Paul Wagner solves the zebra mystery in Upper Marlboro.
Three of the animals traveled together while the other two were couples, officials said.
Residents shared stories of zebra sightings on social media. Joshua DuBois, who worked for the White House during the Obama administration, tweeted on September 19 that he and his wife dressed their three children in zebra-print outfits to go “zebra hunting.” He shared a video and photos of when they found the animals.
Of the. Eleanor Holmes Norton – who represents Washington in Congress – joked in a Sept. 10 statement that despite her general support for freedom and her recent opposition to fences, referring to the fences around the U.S. Capitol, she was not responsible for the placement of zebras. free.
Rodney Taylor, who heads the county’s animal services division, said people who see the zebras in bulk should not approach or attempt to pet them.
“They’re not going to chase you,” Taylor said, according to the Washington Post. “But they’re zebras, so they don’t get much manipulation by people, so to defend themselves they might bite.”