Workers at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens spent about five hours trying to get a 4,000-pound rhinoceros back in his cage. YOu can imagine the havoc an animal that size would create running around on the lose. The rhino named Archie was out of his overnight stall when employees showed up for work Thursday morning. He had escaped once before, years ago, and was lured back to his cage with food sort of like a hungry hungry hippo move.
Craig Miller, the zoo’s curator of mammals, says the food didn’t work this time. About 20 zoo workers corralled Archie in the elephant compound and sedated him. Then he was led down a service road back to his own area.