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Zebra, mini horse corralled after NYC street jaunt (VIDEO)

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 4:06am  ET

zebra in staten island (Courtesy of NDN)
The zebra followed the pony, witnesses say. (Courtesy of NDN)

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City can be like a zoo sometimes, but a zebra running wild through the streets is not something you ordinarily see.

The Staten Island Advance reports ( a zebra and a miniature horse were spotted trotting through a shopping center parking lot Wednesday morning in Staten Island.

Metropolitan Drape & Blind owner Zachary Osher saw the runaway equines and shared his video with the newspaper. He says the animals ran down a street and narrowly escaped being hit by a car.

He says two men in dark suits ran after them with lassoes.

A police spokesman says the animals were corralled and returned to a petting zoo.

See the animals take their run. Find out what the witnesses saw and learn why somebody in Staten Island owns a zebra in the video below:


Information from: Staten Island Advance,

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