Deer returned to wild after wandering into zoo

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ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP/WLNS) – A white-tailed deer wandered into a zoo in suburban Detroit before it was caught and returned to the wild.

Our media partners at MLive say the deer was roaming Wednesday through the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, a few miles north of Detroit.

Zoo spokeswoman Patricia Janeway says all gates were closed and visitors to the venue were not allowed to enter or leave as staff worked to catch the deer. It eventually was cornered in a wooded area and subdued with a tranquilizer dark.

She says the deer was treated for symptoms of hypothermia and was doing well when released Thursday in a nearby state park.

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