So once upon a time (read: this Monday), two zebras who traveled as a part of the touring UniverSoul Circus decided to go sightseeing in Philadelphia, where the traveling troupe was currently stopped.
For anyone else, this would make perfect sense and be a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. For zebras, however - maybe they shouldn't be weaving in and out of moving traffic, striding through parking lots, and sending circus staff and local animal control into a half hour panic.
Remember that scene in 'Jumanji' when the entire city gets overturned by elephants, giraffes, zebras, and the like? Well, for the people of West Philadelphia, it was kind of like that. (Let's be real - nothing adds more cred to your Instagram account than a 'escaped circus zebra #selfie'.)
Fortunately, after a brief police chase, both zebras were able to make it back to the circus grounds. Whether that's a better or worse life, well, that's up to you, but in any case, you've got to love these zebra's free spirits.
Carry on, my wayward zebras.
What would you guys do if you saw a zebra running through your neighborhood? And further, just because I want to know, what would you name your pet zebra?
I'm kind of going back and forth between 'Mr. Stripey' and 'Four-Footed Pauly Shore'.
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