n Monday morning, officials from the National Zoo in Washington D.C. announced a missing animal: Rusty, a male red panda. Zoo spokesperson Pamela Baker-Masson initially said that the red panda — a raccoon-sized cousin of the giant panda — was probably hiding on zoo grounds, although she didn't rule out the possibility that he had been stolen. Later, Rusty was spotted running around the city's Adams Morgan neighborhood and was eventually recovered by zoo officials:
Rusty the red panda has been recovered, crated & is headed safely back to the National Zoo!— National Zoo (@NationalZoo) June 24, 2013
He, of course, isn't the the only caged critter who has busted out of a zoo. Here, the stories of nine others (photos depict similar animals).
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