By Laura Kemp • 06 November 2021 • 13:42
Police end escaped camels' night out on the streets of Madrid. Image - Spanish Police
According to Spanish Police, eight camels and a llama were found walking around the streets of Madrid after escaping from a circus yesterday, November 5.
Quiros Circus, the owner of the animals, has claimed animals rights activists had released the animals to “sabotage” the circus.
The animals were spotted at around 5am yesterday, wandering around near where the circus is based in the southern district of Carabanchel.
According to the police, officers took the animals and will return them to the circus “safe and sound.”
Circus manager Mati Munoz claims that the electric fence around the animals’ enclosure had been cut.
He blames activists who protest against the circus every year.
He said he was relieved the llama and Bactrian camels had been found.
“Nothing happened, thank God,” he said.
Bactrian camels originate from the deserts of central and eastern Asia and can survive in extreme conditions, however, most of them are now domesticated.
They have two humps and thick shaggy coats.
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