Rhino briefly escapes enclosure at Omaha zoo

He is back in his pen, safe and sound, according to zoo officials. Keepers lured the adult, bull rhino into his pen with treats such as sweet potatoes.
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OMAHA, Neb. (KLKN) — On Tuesday afternoon a rhino was briefly missing at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium. Guests were ushered into zoo buildings as a precautionary measure, but he wasn’t in a guest area and there was no danger to guests, staff or students at the zoo preschool.

He is back in his pen, safe and sound, according to zoo officials. Keepers lured the adult, bull rhino into his pen with treats such as sweet potatoes.

A zoo spokeswoman told our Omaha sister station”3 News Now” that it was a “hectic afternoon.”

Jontu, the bull Indian rhino who fathered baby Marshall, has been confirmed as the escape artist.

That didn’t stop visitors from having a little fun.

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