UPPER MARLBORO, Md. - Zebras in Maryland are still on the loose three weeks after they escaped in Prince George’s County.
According to an expert from the Maryland Zoo, catching the zebras is a little more challenging because while they look like most horses, they’re wild animals.
"They’re a lot stronger than most horses. They’re a lot more flighty because they’re, you know, it’s a wild animal, it has a stronger fight or flight response. And man, they’re just super powerful and super-fast and they’re suspicious of everything so it takes our staff a long time to train them for things like … procedures, hoof-trims, blood draws, things like that," said Mike McClure, the zoo’s general curator, who’s responsible for operating the animal department.
A viewer shared video of a zebra spotted in the Upper Marlboro area just a couple of days ago. The Zebras escaped from the Bellefields Farm in Croom, Maryland.
The owner is a Maryland Exotic Animal trader. He has a Maryland license and had previously brought nearly 40 zebras to the farm.
County authorities said they were using an 8-foot corral to try and catch one.
They’re still asking everyone to call animal control if you spot them – but don’t not approach them, even for a photo or video.
Some homeowners are also asking people not to park on their properties to try and spot the wild animals.