NEWS: Update on search for zebra near North Bend

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May 1, 2024

Media Contact: Cameron Satterfield

Update on search for zebra from Regional Animal Services of King County

As the search for a lost zebra enters its third day near North Bend, Washington, Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) is issuing this update to the media and public.

As of 11 a.m. Pacific time on Wednesday, May 1, RASKC has not been able to corral the zebra. However, there have been numerous confirmed and unconfirmed sightings of the animal, all still in the same general area of King County where it escaped with three other zebras on Sunday. Animal control officers from RASKC are following up on these leads, and will continue to regularly patrol the area over the next several days at least.

RASKC encourages anyone who has seen the zebra to call 911 immediately so that authorities can be dispatched to the area. People should not approach the zebra or attempt to capture it on their own. RASKC welcomes any photos or video clips that could help inform animal control officers as to the zebra's location. Those can be emailed to

At this time, there are no plans by RASKC to organize a large, formal search operation for the zebra. The area that would need to be covered is too large, and some of the terrain in the foothills of the Cascades would pose a danger to humans on foot. Also, since typical spring weather is expected to prevail in the area for the next few days, there is little concern about extreme temperatures being a factor in the zebra's well-being.

RASKC has received numerous offers of help from animal search and rescue organizations, drone pilots, and other volunteers. We thank all those who have offered help, and will follow up with them as we're able or needs arise.

Updates will be posted on RASKC's social media channels, including,, and