A leopard escaped from it’s enclosure in Hogle Zoo, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Hundreds of zoo visitors took shelter inside buildings, such as cafes or gift shops.
The 4-year-old female leopard was found by visitors at the zoo about an hour later sleeping on a high outdoor ledge in a public area close to its exhibit.
The rare Amur leopard, named Zeya, was tranquilised.
Zoo staff don’t yet know how the leopard escaped.