Watch: Escaped antelope gallops along Israel highway

April 5 (UPI) — An antelope escaped from a petting zoo in Israel and was spotted galloping down the side of a busy highway before being recaptured.

The Israel Nature and Parks Authority said three eland antelopes escaped from a petting zoo in Lachish Park, along the southern bank of the Nahal Lachish River, when a group of unidentified suspects cut through the facility’s fence.

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INPA personnel were able to quickly capture two of the loose animals Saturday morning when they were found wandering in Lachish Park, but one antelope, a female, remained missing.

A witness later captured video of the missing antelope running at the side of Highway 41 in Ashdod.

The antelope was captured Sunday morning when it was found lying in a water canal near Yavne. Officials said the 880-pound animal was exhausted and was safely captured and returned to the petting zoo.

Source Link: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/04/05/israel-eland-antelope-captured-petting-zoo-escape-Israel/6101617638758/

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