Black bear cub makes brief escape at Ohio zoo before capture

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A black bear cub scaled a 12-foot fence in its new home at an Ohio zoo and escaped its enclosure for about 15 minutes before being corralled and sedated.

A spokeswoman says the Columbus Zoo was put on lockdown Saturday morning for a few minutes until workers could contain the 7-month-old black cub named Joan.

Two rescue cubs that had arrived just a few months ago were being moved into a new habitat when the one named after rocker Joan Jett got out.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the cub stayed between her habitat and a wolverine exhibit. Employees trapped her inside a building where she was sedated

Just a month ago, a response team at the Cincinnati Zoo shot and killed a gorilla after a boy got inside its enclosure.


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