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Zebra and horse escape Staten Island stable

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A zebra on the loose on Staten Island (image from video by Zachary Osher) A zebra on the loose on Staten Island (image from video by Zachary Osher)
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A zebra and a small horse tore down the streets of Staten Island on Wednesday morning.

The pair escaped from an enclosure behind a private home on Travis Avenue. Their owner has proper permits for the animals and has displayed them in a kind of makeshift petting zoo in the area.

Zachary Osher, of a drape and blind shop, saw the animals and recorded video of them on his phone. He shared that video with Fox 5 News.

"All of a sudden I see a pony and a zebra run by my window and I was like, 'That couldn't be what I thought it was'," Osher says.

Within a few hours, he NYPD captured the two equines and returned them to their owner, Giovanni Schirripa.

"I was cleaning out the stalls and feeding them and when I turned around, they ran out the gate," Schirripa says.

He admits that he forgot to close the gate.

Razi, the zebra, is only 4 months old.  Casper, the pony, is 15 years old.

The Health Department is investigating.

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