Zebra dies in Carroll County after it's unable to get to shelter in cold weather

Courtesy: Sonya Kendall

CARROLL COUNTY, Ind (WTHR) — A zebra has froze to death after it was unable to reach shelter in the subzero temperatures.

Carroll County Sheriff's Office confirmed that the animal got caught in the fence of the property and it was unable to get loose.

The cold air crystallized in the zebra's lungs as it was trying to get free, but it was too late for the zebra.

The State Board of Animal Health agreed with the assessment that the zebra died from the cold as it was caught in the fence unable to get to warm shelter.

According to police, the owners have adequate shelters for all the animals on their property including another zebra, a pony and a kangaroo.