Five gallivanting zebras that escaped from a private farm have been turning heads as they wander through a Maryland town.
Three of the exotic animals were first reported to authorities on Aug. 31 after they were spotted in a wooded area of Upper Marlboro, about 20 miles from the nation’s capital, said Rodney Taylor, chief of Prince George’s County Animal Services Division.
“Zebras running loose in Prince George’s County is something we’ve never seen, that’s for sure,” he said. “There’s a buzz. A lot of people are talking about it.”
Taylor said Friday the animals appear to be traversing through the woods between two farms.
The zebras escaped from a 300-acre farm owned by Jerry Holly, Taylor said. Holly, who could not be immediately reached for comment Friday, is legally licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to keep 39 zebras. The animals were brought to the farm shortly before they escaped, Taylor said.