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Zebra, which escaped during transport from Winlock to Montana and was caught on camera, remains at large

Lizzy Acker / oregonlive.com (TNS)

The last of four zebras that escaped from a trailer on Interstate 90 in North Bend on Sunday is still at large in the Seattle suburb.

“There have been a few sightings reported by people in the North Bend area of ​​King County today,” Cameron Satterfield, a spokesman for King County Regional Animal Services, said Tuesday afternoon.

But he noted: “So far we have not managed to catch the fourth zebra.”

The fourth zebra is an adult male. Initial reports said the four zebras were taken to a wildlife refuge in Montana, but according to Satterfield, the zebras were actually on their way from Winlock to a petting zoo in Montana.

So far, Satterfield said, wildlife officials have received reports of the zebra running through the yards and it was captured once on a Ring camera.

Radio station MyNorthwest shared video of the zebra on a trail camera.

While the typical spring weather in the Pacific Northwest shouldn't pose a major problem for the zebra, authorities are concerned about predators, including cougars and bears, and the busy highway in the area where the zebra has been roaming.

“It’s in an environment it’s not used to,” Satterfield said. “It’s scary.”

Animal control officers are increasing patrols in the area, Satterfield said, and officers are relying on neighbors to report zebra sightings.

The King County Sheriff's Office asked anyone who sees the zebra to call 911 or 206-296-7387.

“Do NOT attempt to catch it yourself,” the sheriff’s office tweeted.

Ultimately, Satterfield said, the goal is to recapture the zebra and get it back on its way to Montana.

“We really don’t want a zebra running wild in the foothills of the Cascades,” he said.

Editor's note: A story in Tuesday's edition of The Chronicle incorrectly reported that all of the zebras had been captured.

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