Escaped circus elephant is recaptured in Switzerland after wading in Lake Zurich
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 said 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 said nobody was hurt and there were no reports of damage after Sunday's escapade.
Niklaus Leuenberger, a spokesman for the Knie circus, told the Associated Press that Sabu the elephant got loose as she was about to be loaded onto a trailer.
He said her stroll through the city included a brief dip in Lake Zurich.
-- Associated Press
Photo: Sabu munches a branch on June 7. Credit: Steffen Schmidt / European Pressphoto Agency