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Police suspect giraffe in circus breakout

A giraffe licks its face in the Kariega Game Reserve east of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, January 5, 2008. REUTERS/Alex Grimm

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Fifteen camels, two zebras and several llamas and pot-bellied pigs escaped from a circus visiting Amsterdam early Monday, police said.

“We suspect that a giraffe kicked open a pen,” Dutch police said in a statement, adding that the animals did not get far before they were rounded up and returned to the circus.

Reporting by Emma Thomasson

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