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(2nd LD) Puma caught after fleeing zoo in Daejeon

2018/09/18 19:30

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DAEJEON, Sept. 18 (Yonhap) -- A puma was caught Tuesday hours after escaping from an enclosure at a South Korean zoo.

Zookeepers at Daejeon O-World in the city some 160 kilometers south of Seoul discovered earlier in the day that the eight-year-old female puma had disappeared.

They immediately reported the situation to authorities.

She was found at around 7 p.m., and a tranquilizer dart was used to capture her, they added.

This photo shows the cage at the Daejeon O-World zoo from which a puma escaped on Sept. 18, 2018. (Yonhap) This photo shows the cage at the Daejeon O-World zoo from which a puma escaped on Sept. 18, 2018. (Yonhap)

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