Cougar captured after escaping southeast Kansas zoo


INDEPENDENCE, Kan. (KSNW) – Officials at a southeast Kansas zoo say a cougar that got out of its enclosure has been recaptured.

The city of Independence on Monday morning announced that a cougar escaped from the Riverside Park and Ralph Mitchell Zoo.

Park officials and law enforcement searched the area. The cougar was located on zoo grounds.

Details on how the cougar escaped have not been released.

Updates on the escape were posted on the city of Independence website and Facebook pages.



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