Topic: Lowry Park Zoo

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  • In Pictures Animals escape

    An elephant sparked panic in Zurich, Switzerland when it escaped from a zoo and spent two hours walking through the city's streets. The 5-ton male named Sabu evaded his handlers as he was being loaded for transport. He walked into the city where he bathed in a lake before heading up the main street towards the railways station. Police closed roads as the specialist vets tracked the 10-foot high elephant. He was finally lured into the back of a trailer and returned to his owners at a traveling Circus.

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  • In Pictures Animals escape

    An elephant sparked panic in Zurich, Switzerland when it escaped from a zoo and spent two hours walking through the city's streets. The 5-ton male named Sabu evaded his handlers as he was being loaded for transport. He walked into the city where he bathed in a lake before heading up the main street towards the railways station. Police closed roads as the specialist vets tracked the 10-foot high elephant. He was finally lured into the back of a trailer and returned to his owners at a traveling Circus.

  • Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives

    Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives

    Journalist Thomas French takes a darkly humorous look at humans’ paradoxical drive to tame wild things.

  • Summer 2010 reading guide

    Summer 2010 reading guide

    Which new summer releases should you pick up first?