Zebras escape from Illinois pumpkin farm, snarling traffic

PINGREE GROVE, Ill. (AP) — Two zebras that escaped from a suburban Chicago pumpkin farm had travelers on a state highway doing double takes as the exotic animals hit the road during their brief taste of freedom. The young male and female zebras escaped Sunday from a pen inside an indoor zoo at Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch and Apple Orchard in Pingree Grove. They crossed Route 47 several times, snarling traffic, and wandered through farm fields. Illinois State Police and other police agencies joined the chase. The Daily Herald reports workers with the pumpkin patch and the zoo eventually tracked the zebras on all-terrain vehicles and recaptured them about two hours after their escape.