Final animal that escaped following Ochsner Park Zoo break-in recaptured safely

BARABOO, Wis. — The final animal that escaped the Ochsner Park Zoo in Baraboo earlier this month after an Indiana man allegedly broke into the facility has been recovered.

In a Facebook post Tuesday night, Baraboo’s parks department said a zoo intern and police were able to capture Linda the great horned owl safely in a garden on 9th Street near the zoo. Linda will undergo a full vet exam following the ordeal.

Viewer video shared with News 3 Now shows the intern capture Linda with a net while a crowd of nearby residents watched. Cheers erupted as the net came down.

WATCH BELOW: Linda the owl recovered in Baraboo

Police allege Aaron Wayne Hovis, 34, of West Lafayette, Indiana, damaged locks on multiple zoo exhibits and damaged the door of another overnight on June 7. Two otters and two owls escaped during the break-in.

Kayakers spotted the otters — Mitch and Moe — in a nearby river later that day; they were quickly returned home. The other great horned owl, Jerry, was found injured about four miles outside Baraboo several days later.