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A spotted hyena in the wild. Photo courtesy of A_Peach website. (not Jim)

A spotted hyena, native to Africa, was able to escape from the Lincoln Park Zoo in 1897. The thin, likely terrified animal, made his way to the Orchards and strawberry patches at the Altenheim, where he met the end, from equally terrified staff. Photo courtesy of A_Peach.