Zoo's Antelope Escapes Exhibit, Getting Namesake Taylor Swift's Attention: 'I Feel Personally Invested in This Story'

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Taylor Swift arrives at the American Music Awards on Oct. 9, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

Although the incident lasted only 15 minutes, it was enough to make national news and grab Swift's attention.

Taylor Swift made some news on Sunday (Oct. 14), but it's not the Taylor you're thinking of. The singer's name was in headlines again when a 1-year-old Eastern bongo named Taylor Swift briefly escaped its enclosure at the Sacramento Zoo, resulting in a quick frenzy at the Californian animal park. 

The bongo, which is a type of antelope, somehow managed to escape the exhibit she shares with her mother Penn, causing visitors to evacuate the area as staff took care of the situation. “Staff responded rapidly enacting the zoo’s emergency response protocol, securing the front gate and escorting guests to the front of the zoo. No staff or visitors were harmed during the incident,” the zoo wrote in a Facebook post

Although the quick incident only lasted about 15 minutes, it was enough to get the attention of the original T Swift. “I feel personally invested in this story. Glad she’s okay,” the pop star wrote on her Instagram story, sharing the news about the bongo.

The antelope was safely guided back to its exhibit and checked by a team of vets -- uncovering a few small abrasions, but no serious injuries or health issues. The zoo is still investigating how the young TSwizzle was able to escape. 

Check out (the real) Taylor Swift's posts about the situation below.




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