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Panda escapes from enclosure at Danish zoo; returned safely

 


COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — One of Copenhagen Zoo's giant pandas escaped from its enclosure early Monday and roamed the park before staff were able to sedate it and bring it back.

Xing Er, a 7-year-old male who arrived at the zoo last year, was seen on surveillance video breaking out of the newly built, 160 million-kroner ($24.2 million) Panda House that also houses female panda Mao Sun.

Zoo spokesman Bengt Holst said that on the video staff could see how "the male panda crawls up a metal pole, which is studded with three rows of electrical wires ... and then crawls out into the garden."...



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