Gladys Porter Zoo staff returns black bear to its exhibit
POSTED: Monday, August 4, 2014 - 4:58pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 12:27pm
BROWNSVILLE, TX (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — The Gladys Porter Zoo released a statement in reference to a Black Bear escaping from its cage.
On Monday, August 4th at around 11 a.m. a male black bear climbed out of his exhibit, near the amphitheater, alarming some visitors.
As per the zoo's protocol, zoo visitors were placed in a secure area and a lock-down was implemented until the bear was safely placed back into his cage.
This is the first time a black bear has escaped the exhibit and zoo officials will have the exhibit closed until modifications are complete.
Photos that were taken about 45 minutes before the incident.