Residents of a Paris suburb were recently surprised to see a zebra and two horses running loose on the streets of the town.
Videos on social media show the animals cantering on the streets alongside cars as spectators look on in amazement and confusion.
The incident occurred when the animals managed to escape from their circus and decided to explore the neighbourhood.
The trio, according to Huffington Post, escaped from a circus in the town of Ormesson-sur-Marne and made its way to the neighbouring town of Champigny-sur-Marne on the outskirts of the French capital.
The owner of Badin Circus, from where the zebra and the horses escaped, told the news outlet that the animals are tame and did not wander too far from the circus.
Videos of the zebra taking over the streets of the Paris suburb have generated much amusement on social media.
y’a un ZÈBRE dans la ville de mon pote 😭😭 ça a changé le 94 pic.twitter.com/II77bSYkBQ
— لارا • Lara (@laramenepas_) April 10, 2020
“The animals live in a park by day, then in their trailer at night,” said Mr Moulot, the owner of the circus, adding that they escaped when their enclosure was left unlocked. He said that the animals were on the loose only for about 15 minutes before they were recaptured.
In 2017, an elephant escaped from its circus in Wisconsin, US, and wandered around the city looking for a snack.