Cincinnati Zoo Briefly Locked Down After Polar Bear Enclosure Breach

A female polar bear got out of its behind-the-scenes area, and briefly causing a lock down, officials said Wednesday.

A polar bear escaped its behind-the-scenes containment area on Wednesday, causing a brief, but very real, scare at the Cincinnati Zoo.

Visitors were temporarily kept indoors after a female animal named Berit breached the back enclosure around 11:30 a.m., the zoo posted on Twitter.

#Cincinnatizoo currently on lock down @CincinnatiZoo what's going on

March 16, 2016

Berit "was never loose in zoo. Situation is ongoing & under control- visitors & staff are safe," the zoo wrote at 1:25 p.m.

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However, zoo visitors were ushered indoors and kept there as the situation unfolded.

"Nothing like going to the Cincinnati Zoo and being on lock down due to a polar bear on the loose!" visitor Brooke Ann Johnson wrote on Twitter.

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While the zoo was not clear on precisely what the situation was, it appeared to continue until after 2 p.m.

"Zoo is now reopen. Polar bears are contained and unharmed. Thank you for your patience," the zoo tweeted at 2:35 p.m.

The zoo stressed that no animals, staff, or visitors were injured.

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