Black bear cub makes brief escape at Ohio zoo before capture - WNEM TV 5

Black bear cub makes brief escape at Ohio zoo before capture

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -

A black bear cub scaled a 12-foot fence in its new home at an Ohio zoo and escaped its enclosure for about 15 minutes before being corralled and sedated.

   A spokeswoman says the Columbus Zoo was put on lockdown Saturday morning for a few minutes until workers could contain the 7-month-old black cub named Joan.

   Two rescue cubs that had arrived just a few months ago were being moved into a new habitat when the one named after rocker Joan Jett got out.

   The Columbus Dispatch reports the cub stayed between her habitat and a wolverine exhibit. Employees trapped her inside a building where she was sedated

   Just a month ago, a response team at the Cincinnati Zoo shot and killed a gorilla after a boy got inside its enclosure.

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