Muntjac Escapes From Zoo

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Summary

During the last week in May a muntjac (a small, deer-like mammal) escapes from her enclosure and hides beneath bushes at the National Zoological Park. She is spotted near the birdhouse by a tourist, who alerts NZP employees Reginald Gayden and Miles Roberts. When they attempt to apprehend the animal, she runs through the Zoo gates. Gayden and Roberts comandeer passing cars and persuade two motorists to give chase. The animal is finally caught behind a garage on Newark Street, N.W. and safely transported back to the Zoo.

Subject

National Zoological Park (U.S.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, "The Torch," July 1981, p. 4.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

May, 1981

Topic

Animals

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