Ben, a curious 4-year-old Andean bear, escaped his enclosure at the St. Louis Zoo
Ben broke through stainless steel clips used to secure his enclosure. Clearly, Ben is a smart bear!
Guests and staff were moved indoors while Ben was secured. This is actually the 2nd time within 1 month that he escaped!
The zoo will consult with an advisory group to find alternative methods to secure Ben's habitat
Ben's species, the Andean bear, is considered vulnerable due to habitat loss and hunting.