COLUMBUS, Ohio – Zoo officials in Ohio say a 7-month-old black bear cub escaped its enclosure for about 15 minutes before being corralled and sedated.
A spokeswoman says the Columbus Zoo was put on lockdown Saturday morning for a few minutes until workers could contain the bear named Joan.
She says two rescue cubs were being moved into a new habitat when the one named after rocker Joan Jett somehow got out.
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The cub was within an area accessible to the public, but spokeswoman Patty Peters says she didn’t know whether it came close to visitors.
Workers got the cub into a building and sedated her because she was scared.
Just a month ago, a response team at the Cincinnati Zoo shot and killed a gorilla after a boy got inside its enclosure.