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Escaped zebra caught on Atlanta highway

Workers tried to contain a circus zebra after it escaped and was captured yesterday on an Atlanta highway ramp. Workers tried to contain a circus zebra after it escaped and was captured yesterday on an Atlanta highway ramp. (Ben Gray/ Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
Associated Press / February 19, 2010

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ATLANTA - Rush-hour traffic in Atlanta came to a standstill yesterday afternoon when an escaped circus Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus zebra galloped along a busy section of highway.

The animal was first spotted about 4:30 p.m. in downtown Atlanta, said Georgia Department of Transportation spokeswoman Monica Luck.

The animal made its way through downtown to the interstate highway that cuts through the center of the city. Police cruisers blocked off all southbound lanes and were able to herd the zebra over to the right shoulder and off an entrance ramp, Luck said.