Police end escaped camels’ night out on the streets of Madrid

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Police end escaped camels' night out on the streets of Madrid
Police end escaped camels' night out on the streets of Madrid. Image - Spanish Police

Eight camels and a llama were found walking around the streets of Madrid after escaping from a circus.

According to Spanish Police, eight camels and a llama were found walking around the streets of Madrid after escaping from a circus yesterday, November 5.

Quiros Circus, the owner of the animals, has claimed animals rights activists had released the animals to “sabotage” the circus.

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The animals were spotted at around 5am yesterday, wandering around near where the circus is based in the southern district of Carabanchel.

According to the police, officers took the animals and will return them to the circus “safe and sound.”

Police end escaped camels' night out on the streets of Madrid
Police end escaped camels’ night out on the streets of Madrid. Image – Spanish Police

Circus manager Mati Munoz claims that the electric fence around the animals’ enclosure had been cut.


He blames activists who protest against the circus every year.

He said he was relieved the llama and Bactrian camels had been found.

“Nothing happened, thank God,” he said.


Bactrian camels originate from the deserts of central and eastern Asia and can survive in extreme conditions, however, most of them are now domesticated.

They have two humps and thick shaggy coats.


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Laura is from a small seaside town in North Wales and has also lived in Liverpool and Manchester, where she studied English Literature and worked in social media and marketing. Laura moved to the city of Zaragoza last August to teach English, but after missing the coast she decided to move to beautiful Nerja to enjoy the sun and sea. Laura has a passion for animals, films, outdoor activities, writing and the environment.

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