An elephant caused panic in Zurich, Switzerland when it escaped from a zoo and spent two hours walking through the city’s streets.
The 5-ton male named Sabu evaded his handlers as he was being loaded onto a truck.
He walked into the city, where he bathed in a lake before heading up the main Bahnhofstrasse towards the train station.
Police closed roads, and bystanders fled in terror as professional veterinarians tracked down the 10ft tall elephant on Sunday afternoon.
He was eventually lured into the back of a van and returned to his owner.
A Zurich police spokesman later said: ‘The elephant was walking slowly and calmly through the city.
‘He didn’t run and chase anyone, he did very little damage, and no one got hurt.
“But it was still a terrifying sight for many people, who were obviously not used to seeing such a large animal lose.”