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A zebra escaped from a zoo in the South Korean capital of Seoul on Thursday and wandered the streets for three hours before being caught and returned home, BTA reports.

Embarrassed pedestrians watched as the animal moved past cars, strolled down streets and rummaged through trash cans.

The Sofia Zoo received a herd of zebras

The zebra, named Sero, which means "vertical" in Korean, is from the Seoul Children's Park Zoo.

Officials were able to catch the zebra after sedating it with muscle relaxants, the Seoul Fire Department said.

The animal was returned to the zoo, loaded onto a pickup truck.

Videos of Cerro's day on the loose went viral on social media.

"Literally a zebra on a zebra crossing," one tweet read.