El Paso Animals Are Pretty Wild And They Want To Stay That Way
No human being enjoys captivity. Around El Paso, the animals don't care much for it either.
El Paso has seen some jailbreaks throughout its history. Going back as far as Billy The Kid breaking a friend out of the San Elizario jail in 1876 to a deadly massive escape near El Paso last January, no one wants to be locked up.
It seems the animals around here feel the same way and can be just as crafty with their escape plans.
Remember the hairless, tattooed prison cat that got paroled to a home in Texas?
Escaping seems to be a thing with El Chuco's animals and, who could blame them? I wouldn't want to spend my life in a jail cell, a zoo cage or any other type of confinement.
El Paso Zoo Escapes:
Officials suspected that all he really wanted to do was visit his girlfriend, Amy, a couple of cages over.
In the 60's, the escape was by sea when a Sea Lion got loose and followed a canal to a nearby restaurant.
Once back in the canal, hours went by and attempts to catch her by cops, zoo staff and a diver failed. A lady passing by managed to lure the animal out.
Zoo officials still can't figure out how, or even exactly when, it happened.
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