Terri Cox, curator for programs and exhibits at the Cameron Park Zoo, said an animal escape never has happened at the zoo before, and there's a slim possibility of one occurring at the facility.
"What happened there is so different from what could ever happen here," Cox
pointed out that the zoo has a "two keeper" rule for the dangerous animal areas, so no one person would be alone in the cages.
said a third team would locate the animal and work to capture it and return it to its enclosure.
That team has equipment like darts, nets and sedatives that are locked in safes on two separate ends of the zoo.
The zoo also has a team of staffers who have firearm certifications and have trained with Waco police.
stressed that shooting an animal with bullets would be the last resort if all efforts to contain it failed.
said given the circumstances of the Ohio situation - that the animals were loose at night and that the deputies had no idea how large the animals were or the best dose of sedatives to use - she
understands their decision to shoot to kill.
"Unfortunately, it doesn't sound like they had a lot of recourse," Cox