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.