One of four zebras remains missing following North Bend escape

The animals, being transported to Montana, broke free from their trailer near exit 32 on Sunday.

The North Bend community, home to a resident elk herd with a population between 300 and 600, is used to the occasional wildlife sighting.

What they aren’t used to? Seeing four zebras run through their city’s streets and neighborhoods.

State Trooper Rick Johnson posted on X at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, that the zebras were being transported to Montana when the driver stopped to secure the trailer near exit 32 on eastbound I-90.

The animals hopped out of the trailer, beginning what has become a 24-hour collaborative community and animal services effort to locate and secure the animals.

Three of the four black-and-white striped animals were captured within hours of their escape, but one remains on the loose.

“This is a first for me and all Washington state troopers,” Johnson wrote. “The community has come together to help.”

King County Regional Animal Services (RASKC) remain on the scene.

Residents are advised to call RASKC at 206-296-7387 if they spot the zebra.