Red panda found in fig tree after escaping Australian zoo

Red panda found in fig tree after escaping Australian zoo

A red panda that spent two days on the run after escaping from an Australian zoo was found Sunday after being spotted hanging out in a fig tree in a nearby park.

 

The red panda named Ravi had arrived at Adelaide zoo last week hoping to pair up with a female red panda. But by Friday Ravi had escaped.

 

Anya says “He escaped”

 

After trying to capture the panda with tranquilizer darts for around 15 minutes.

 

“We used a couple of different dart devices, finally got a dart into him and then just had to wait about 15 minutes just for the drug to take some effect,” Ainsley said.