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Panda escapes from enclosure at Danish zoo; returned safely

Posted at 5:43 AM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 05:43:24-04

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — One of Copenhagen Zoo’s giant pandas has escaped from its enclosure and roamed the park before staff were able to sedate it and bring it back. Xing Er, a 7-year-old male who arrived at the zoo last year, was seen on surveillance video breaking out of the newly built, 160 million-kroner ($24.2 million) Panda House by climbing a pole. Zoo staff sedated the animal with a dart and returned it to its enclosure. The incident happened before the zoo had opened to the public for the day. Staff are now reviewing security at the Panda House.