Young Giraffe Goes on the Lam at Indiana Zoo - NBC4 Washington

Young Giraffe Goes on the Lam at Indiana Zoo

The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo had just opened to the public for the season

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    Giraffe Escapes Enclosure for Zoo Adventure

    One adventurous giraffe at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo in Indiana decided she's had enough of the daily rut on April 23, 2018. Thabisa, the 7-month-old giraffe, escaped her enclosure and galloped around a parking lot before going back on her own two hours later. (Published Tuesday, April 24, 2018)

    Workers at the Fort Wayne zoo in northeast Indiana needed a couple hours to get an escaped giraffe back into its enclosure.

    The 7-month-old female giraffe got loose Monday from the African Journey exhibit at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Zoo spokeswoman Bonnie Kemp says the giraffe didn't get off the property.

    Staffers were able to corral the giraffe in a fenced parking lot in a non-public area of the zoo. Zookeepers worked on calming the animal before returning it to the enclosure. It wasn't immediately clear how the youngest in the zoo's nine-giraffe herd escaped.

    The zoo just opened to the public for the season on Saturday.