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12 times wild animals ended up in places they shouldn’t be

An alligator was recently spotted in Chicago. It's not the first time a wild animal has turned up far away from its natural habitat.
The Lion Country Safari in Florida lost two of its giraffes to lightning last month. Above, two other giraffes at the drive-through safari.

2 giraffes were killed after being hit by lightning at a Florida zoo

A spokesperson for the Lion Country Safari says the two giraffes died instantly during the sudden storm on May 3.
Flamingos stand in their enclosure in the rain at the Dresden Zoo.

An Illinois zoo had to euthanize a flamingo after a child threw a rock at it

The rock ended up breaking the flamingo's leg in what the zoo's director called "a truly unfortunate accident."
A closeup of a critically endangered Sumatran Tiger.

A zookeeper was hospitalized after being attacked by a tiger at a Kansas zoo

Authorities said it was unusual for the zoo's 7-year-old Sumatran tiger, known as Sanjiv, to be alone in an indoor tiger habitat with the zookeeper.
Yes, that is a snake.

An 18-foot-long snake escaped captivity and climbed onto a roof, scaring neighbors

An 18-foot-long python got loose in Detroit on Thursday. The snake, Juliet, spooked neighbors, but her owner is grateful to have her back home.
Not the jaguar in question.

The first-ever jaguar cub born by artificial insemination was likely eaten by its mother 2 days later

The first jaguar born by artificial insemination disappeared two days later, likely eaten by its mother.
Nyah, an elephant at the Indianapolis Zoo, died on March 19.

‘Our hearts are broken’: 2 young elephants at the Indianapolis Zoo die a week apart

Two young female African elephants died a week apart at the Indianapolis Zoo.
April and her new baby.

April, one of the most famous giraffes in the world, just gave birth to her fifth baby

April, a giraffe living at Animal Adventure Park in New York, just gave birth to her fifth baby — and viewers watched the whole thing on YouTube.

The woman who was injured by a jaguar while attempting to take a selfie suggests the zoo should ‘look into moving their fence back’

Speaking to CBS News, the woman apologized for her actions but said that the zoo should consider reconfiguring its jaguar enclosure.

Arizona zoo says that ‘nothing will happen’ to the jaguar that attacked a woman who was taking a selfie

A spokesperson for the Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park said on Twitter that the jaguar will not be put down following Sunday's incident.