According to local media reports, during the night of July 22-23 exhibits and enclosures were damaged at the Bear Hollow Zoo in Athens, Georgia. Viewing windows were broken, locks, fencing and aviary netting was cut, and "Free the Animals" and other animal liberation messages were painted. (photo: Athens Banner-Herald)

The damage allowed several animals to escape from their enclosures. One week after the incident, a screech owl had not been recaptured.