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Grizzly bears escape primary containment at Milwaukee County Zoo

Posted: 6:30 PM, Jun 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-22 12:42:10Z

Two grizzly bears escaped their primary containment and were in the secondary containment area after a door was left unsecured at the Milwaukee County Zoo Thursday. 

It happened at 5 p.m. when the zoo was closing. The few remaining visitors were escorted to other zoo buildings as a precaution. 

The bears never entered public space. 

The zoo was able to lure the bears back into the secured area with food and the all clear was given at about 5:30 p.m.