Buchanan County Sheriff investigating dead zebra

Authorities are now investigating a zebra shooting in rural Buchanan County (Photo courtesy: Mike Henninger)

The Buchanan County Sheriff's office is investigating the death of a captive Zebra in rural Oelwein.

Just after 1:00 Sunday afternoon, Buchanan County deputies responded to a call of a captive Zebra that had possibly been shot.


The sheriff's office has taken to possession of the zebra and transported it to Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Lab in Ames to determine the cause of death.

The incident in still under investigation pending the results from the Veterinary Lab.


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