Panic as rhino goes for a walk in town


There was panic in the streets of Luckenwalde, Germany, when a nearby circus insisted on taking its rhino for a walk.

Hulk, who weighs 2.5 tonnes, was spotted casually strolling over a zebra crossing, shocking residents who immediately contacted emergency services.

Police spokesman Marcus Braun said: ‘The circus staff were given a stiff talking to by the officers, and warned that it was not allowed to take rhinos onto the streets.’

The circus said it didn’t understand the fuss over the 34-year-old rhino being allowed to get some fresh air, and added that Hulk was completely tame and unlikely to harm anyone.

Three-years-ago Hulk sparked a similar alert after escaping from the circus while he was performing.

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