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Belfast Zoo intruders release Shetland ponies

Category: Northern Ireland

Published: 8th May 2012 06:58:32

Security is to be reviewed at Belfast Zoo following a break-in on Monday night.

Zoo manager Mark Challis said police were called after intruders deliberately released ponies from their enclosure.

The animals were not harmed and were quickly recaptured.

"A number of youths entered the zoo around 8 o'clock we think. They were seen by our security staff on the site," Mr Challis said.

"They actually broke into our farm building in the zoo where we keep domestic animals and released three Shetland ponies.

"We obviously contacted the PSNI and I understand they have apprehended two youths."

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