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Elusive Toronto capybara captured after escape from park zoo

Megan Price says the animal was found in a trap in an area of High Park around 7 a.m. today.


 

TORONTO — The second of two large rodents that broke out of a Toronto zoo and captured the city’s attention has been rounded up.

A spokeswoman with the city’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation department says the second capybara is back at the High Park Zoo a little more than two weeks after its partner was caught.

Megan Price says the animal, which resembles a tailless beaver with short legs, was found in a trap in an area of High Park around 7 a.m. today.

She says the capybara is being kept in an indoor enclosure until it gets a clean bill of health from a vet.

The two capybaras, one male and one female, escaped from the High Park Zoo in late May and triggered a significant search.

The six-month-old creatures, dubbed Bonnie and Clyde by zoo staff, had taken off while they were being introduced to their enclosure for the first time as part of an exchange with another zoo.


 
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