Live

Watch CBSN Live

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.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.