Zebra Bites Staffer at National Zoo; Scared Gazelle Runs Into Barrier and Dies 

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

To be clear, this is one story, not two.

Other things worth noting about the Smithsonian’s National Zoo:

  • The zebras are housed in an area known as the Cheetah Conservation Station.

  • After noting that there had never before been an incident with their zebras, zoo spokeswoman Pamela Baker-Masson “cautioned” that a zebra’s primary defense mechanism is to kick or bite. Thanks for the warning, Ms. Baker-Masson!

  • In addition to bitey zebras, the zoo also has tiger cubs, who can swim and climb onto dry land. Don’t try to escape them on the water, man.

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