Serval escapes North Carolina petting zoo with help from pig

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An African serval cat caught on video walking at the side of a North Carolina road escaped from a petting zoo with help from a pig, the owner said.

A witness captured video showing the serval wandering on a road in Pinetops, and the owner of local petting zoo It’s a Zoo Life confirmed the cat was an escapee named King Sparta.

The owner said King Sparta was released from the facility by a pig, but further details were not provided.

The owner said the serval was back at the zoo Wednesday morning.

Servals and other exotic animals are legal to keep in North Carolina.