Zebras roaming Prince George’s Co. return to herd

Two zebras that have been roaming Upper Marlboro and southern Prince George’s County in Maryland for weeks were returned to their herd last week, according to county officials.

A spokesperson for the county’s Department of Environment told WTOP that the zebras were lured back to their feeding stations and quickly contained.

After contact with the zebras’ owner and caretaker, the Prince George’s County Animal Services and Adoption Center (ASFAC) was notified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) of their return on Monday.

It is unknown if the USDA nor ASFAC were involved with the zebras’ return.

The owner of the wayward zebras has already been issued citations by the USDA for violations regarding their care and safety.

In a news release, Prince George’s County officials say that its investigation into alleged violations of the Prince George’s County Animal Control Ordinance by the animals’ owner will continue, and they will take appropriate legal action if necessary.

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Joshua Barlow

Joshua Barlow is a writer, composer, and producer who has worked for CGTN, Atlantic Public Media, and National Public Radio. He lives in Northeast Washington, D.C., where he pays attention to developments in his neighborhood, economic issues, and social justice.

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