Prison Break Check Out These 10 Brilliant Animal Escape Artists
May 26th, 2015
Let’s face it: life in captivity isn’t the same as one in the wild. You may think that compared to living in the wilderness, a zoo is like a five star hotel for many animals, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Animals belong in their natural habitats, not concrete jail cells with little patches of greenery and water.
For many of these creatures, captivity is an absolute nightmare. That’s why it isn’t surprising that when they get a lucky break, these crafty creatures literally make a run for it. Here are some of the wildest zoo animal escapes that have ever occurred.
1. In 1964, the San Francisco zoo had a mass breakout that involved 13 buffalo, a rodent called an agouti and 300 pound hippopotamus. Apparently, hippos are faster sprinters than you’d think.