St. Louis Zoo Goes On Lockdown After Bear Escapes

  • The Saint Louis Zoo was locked down Thursday, and people were sheltering in place after Ben, an Andean bear, escaped from his enclosure.
  • Nexstar’s KTVI was told that zoo personnel saw Ben hanging around the River’s Edge, not far from his habitat. They were determining a plan to get Ben home or someplace he could not escape.
  • All guests were inside buildings and safe. Anyone near the zoo was instructed to stay in their car.
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