Elands escape from Six Flags Great Adventure

Posted Tuesday, April 20, 2004 8:20 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Five large African antelopes called "elands" are safely back in custody in Jackson, NJ -- after briefly escaping from the Six Flags Great Adventure theme park. Local residents spotted the animals roaming their neighborhood.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2004 10:04 AM
I didn't know an antelope could get that large. I bet your car would be ruined if you hit one of those.
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Tuesday, April 20, 2004 2:38 PM
This use to happen all the time at the Toledo Zoo (about 20 years ago) before they put up perimeter fences. It wasn't uncommon for residents to see the elephant waltzing down the street with keepers following. Of course this was a long time ago. Incidents still happen like at Binder Park Zoo where three wolves escaped back in January.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2004 7:18 PM
Car? What car? You would probably be dead if you hit one of those beasts.
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Tuesday, April 20, 2004 11:05 PM
You'd also most likely be driving in Africa.
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Wednesday, April 21, 2004 12:16 AM
Ever seen a car after hitting a deer? Ever been in a car while hitting a deer? There would be a very similar outcome. It sucks...
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Wednesday, April 21, 2004 2:48 AM
I was talking about the antelopes that escaped, so you would actually be in New Jersey, or New York, if they figured out how to use the subways.
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Wednesday, April 21, 2004 10:07 AM
Especially for the deer.
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