Zebra, Mini Horse Corralled After NYC Street Jaunt

A Grevy's Zebra grazes in the "Safari Africa" section of Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, in Tampa, Fla. A smaller zebra was spotted Wednesday in a Staten Island, N.Y., shopping center.

A Grevy's Zebra grazes in the "Safari Africa" section of Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, in Tampa, Fla. A smaller zebra was spotted Wednesday in a Staten Island, N.Y., shopping center.

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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 (http://bit.ly/Yr7soL) 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.

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Information from: Staten Island Advance, http://www.silive.com

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