An Andean bear escaped his enclosure at the St. Louis Zoo — again


An Andean bear left his enclosure at the St. Louis Zoo on Thursday, the 2nd time this month he has actually broken out of his environment.

The 4-year-old bear, Ben, left the outside enclosure at 1 p.m., the zoo stated in a press release. Visitors and employee were moved inside your home, and Ben was protected approximately 50 minutes later on, the zoo stated.

Zoo Director Michael Macek, who explained Ben as “curious,” stated he tore through stainless-steel clips that had actually been utilized to assist protect his enclosure after an escape on Feb. 7, NBC affiliate KSDK of St. Louis reported

The freight clips are ranked to 450 pounds tensile strength, “yet that wasn’t enough for Ben,” the release stated.

During the earlier escape, Ben was identified outside his environment in the zoo’s River’s Edge location at 8 a.m., the zoo stated in a press release at the time.

” It would appear that the extremely curious bear horned in the steel mesh in simply the best area of the outside environment, triggering a cable television to pave the way, which then permitted the bear to work his escape,” the release stated.

At 9: 40 a.m., he had actually been tranquilized and required to an indoor holding location, the release stated.

The zoo stated Thursday it would seek advice from an advisory group in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to attempt to figure out alternative approaches to protect Ben’s environment.

Tim Stelloh

Tim Stelloh is a breaking news press reporter for NBC News Digital.

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