Escaped Elephant Chased Through Zurich

Swiss police say an elephant that escaped from a circus and wandered through Zurich's banking and commercial district has been recaptured.

City police spokesman Michael Wirz says officers chased the elephant through the city for an hour until a keeper was able to control the animal and bring it to safety.

He says nobody was hurt and there were no reports of damage following Sunday's escapade.

Niklaus Leuenberger, a spokesman for the Knie circus, tells The Associated Press that Sabu the elephant got loose as she was about to be loaded onto a trailer.

He says her stroll through the city included a brief dip in Lake Zurich.
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