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Escaped Zebras Found Dead After Being Returned to Owners

New Braunfels police tweeted that one zebra, "was safely tranquilized and carefully recovered" but later learned it had died.

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    Two Escaped Zebras Die After Capture

    It is unclear why the zebras died after animal control officers returned them to their owners safely.

    (Published Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019)

    A zebra that had been tranquilized and captured Wednesday evening later died. A second loose zebra was returned to its owners but escaped its pen and was found dead Thursday afternoon.

    Wednesday afternoon in the Central Texas city, a zebra swam across the Guadalupe River and got loose, police said.

    Police tweeted a short video of the zebra running down North Grape Avenue just before 6 p.m. Wednesday and wrote that officers were assisting animal control in pursuit of the animal.

    At 7:44 p.m., New Braunfels police tweeted the zebra, "was safely tranquilized and carefully recovered" but later learned it had died.

    In a later tweet on the matter, police added they were still on the lookout for a second escaped zebra.

    According to KXAN in Austin, that zebra was returned to its owners. It escaped again and then later was found deceased still on the owners' property but outside of its pen.