A zebra was shot and killed after it escaped Wednesday from a Callahan enclosure, according to the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office.
The pet zebra was kept at a site near Iris Boulevard and Old Dixie Highway, about 2 miles northwest of Callahan, Sheriff Bill Leeper said.
“It was apparently injured while escaping from its fenced area,” Leeper said.
The zebra was named Shadow, according to the Times-Union’s news partner, First Coast News.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigators were called to the scene after the animal was shot, spokeswoman Karen Parker said.
“The owner of the animal did not have a valid captive wildlife license from FWC,” she said. “Zebras are classified as Class 3 wildlife, and we are actively investigating this incident.”
Parker said the zebra’s unidentified owner did not have any other exotic animals in his possession as its investigators work to determine how the animal escaped.
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