It's not as cool as a lion or a unicorn running free in a metropolitan area, but there's still something kind of exciting about a zebra escaping a circus and making a break for it in downtown Atlanta.

The zebra, part of the Ringling Bros. circus was apparently startled by something and, rather than simply waiting around to see what was going on, it made a break for a hole in the fence and headed into traffic.

Police and other officials tried to round up the animal which made its way past the Georgia Dome, past CNN headquarters and down to the interstate, where it was finally caught.

According to the vet, aside from a little hoof damage from running on concrete, the zebra is fine and will be back to performing unnatural tricks for children in no time. Watch video of the incident here.