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'Goat-Antelope' Briefly Escapes Enclosure at Roger Williams Park Zoo



    'Goat-Antelope' Briefly Escapes Enclosure at Roger Williams Park Zoo
    Roger Williams Park Zoo/Facebook/Steven Barthelemy

    An 800-pound animal described as a "goat-antelope" that escaped its enclosure at a Rhode Island zoo was back in by the time the zoo opened for visitors.

    The takin escaped just after 9 a.m. Tuesday and was returned to its enclosure an hour later at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence.

    A zoo spokeswoman says it started when a veterinary team approached the takin for a routine hoof procedure. The animal charged the heavy reinforced doors multiple times, finally breaking through onto zoo grounds.

    The horned animal named Har-Lee was sedated and taken back to its enclosure.

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    One animal keeper and one veterinary intern were treated on the scene for minor injuries.

    Zoo officials say the takin is doing fine. Takins are native to the eastern Himalayas.

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