SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - An animal at Zoo Miami was on the loose.

The culprit was a Malayan tapir.

According to zoo officials, some maintenance machinery startled the animal, which caused it to jump out of its exhibit, Tuesday morning.

Crews quickly contained the tapir in a secure area and tranquilized it.

They said it never made it to a public area and nobody was in danger.

The tapir will remain in a holding facility while its habitat is assessed to prevent this from happening again.

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