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Thabisa, a female giraffe born at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo in November, briefly escaped her enclosure Monday, April 23, 2018. ing. | Cathie Rowand/The Journal-Gazette via AP

Young giraffe makes a break for it at Fort Wayne zoo

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Workers at an Indiana zoo needed a couple of hours to corral a young giraffe that escaped from her enclosure.

The 7-month-old female got loose Monday from the African Journey exhibit at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. Zoo spokeswoman Bonnie Kemp says the giraffe, Thabisa, never left the property.

It wasn’t immediately clear how the youngest in the zoo’s herd of nine giraffes escaped.

Staffers were able to trap the giraffe in a fenced parking lot in a non-public area of the zoo. Zookeepers calmed her down before returning her to the enclosure.

The zoo just opened to the public for the season on Saturday.

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