Eight camels and a llama had been unfastened on the streets of Madrid in a single day after escaping from a close-by circus, Spanish police have stated.
The animals had been noticed at about 5am wandering round the southern district of Carabranchel near the circus’s present location. Quiros Circus, which owns them, blamed sabotage by animal rights activists.
“A number of camels and a llama escaped from a circus in Madrid in a single day this night,” Spain’s nationwide police wrote on Twitter, sharing photographs of eight two-humped camels and a llama hanging round at a avenue nook.
“Police discovered them and took care of them so that they may very well be taken again protected and sound,” they tweeted.
There was no phrase on whether or not the rogue revellers, who’re identified for spitting, put up any resistance when the police moved in to detain them.
Mati Munoz, one in every of the circus’s managers, expressed reduction that the furry fugitives – bactrian camels which have two humps and thick, shaggy coats – had been safely caught.
“Nothing occurred, thank God,” he stated, saying the circus had filed a grievance after discovering that the electrical fence round the animals’ enclosure had been lower. “We expect [their escape] was on account of an act of sabotage by animal rights teams who protest yearly.”
Bactrian camels (Camelus bactrianus) originate from the rocky deserts of central and jap Asia and have a unprecedented skill to outlive in excessive situations. Nevertheless, the overwhelming majority of them at the moment are domesticated.