Red Panda Recovered After National Zoo Escape
I've had a few minor animal escapes occur at zoos where I've worked - prairie dogs, parakeets, owls, nothing major. Once I had a marmoset get out, but all I had to do was leave the door to the keeper area open for a few minutes and he came right back in. Even so, these minor escapes left me jittery and nervous until the animal was back where it belonged (and thankfully I always got my critter back safe and sound).
Having a high profile animal escape - in the middle of a major city - with the entire search being eagerly followed on the news and social media. That must have really sucked. I'm glad NZP got their panda back in the end. I'm sure a few keepers went straight home at the end of the day and went straight for a calming beer.