Hog deer captured after escape from zoo in India
Officials at a zoo in India said a hog deer escaped from its enclosure and vaulted over a perimeter wall before being found roaming on a nearly vacant plot of land.
The Thiruvananthapuram Zoo in Kerala said the hog deer escaped from the facility Thursday and was later found wandering on a vacant property near the zoo.
The deer was tranquilized and taken to a facility to be observed overnight before being returned to the enclosure Friday.
The escape comes after a spotted deer escaped from the zoo and was captured when it wandered into a residential area in Kanaka Nagar.
Zoo officials said work is underway to increase the height of the facility’s perimeter wall to prevent future escapes.