Roundup: Social media shares about the Lincoln Park Zoo animal release hoax
today at 11:30 am
No, that hippo you saw on social media walking the streets of Chicago was not real.
The Lincoln Park Zoo cleared things up Monday morning.
Thank you to friends of wildlife for your concerns. All animals at Lincoln Park Zoo are accounted for and safe. There were no break-ins, thefts, or incidents last night. Images circulating, claiming to be of Lincoln Park Zoo animals out of their habitats, are false. pic.twitter.com/d3TZoEgrKd
— Lincoln Park Zoo (@lincolnparkzoo) June 1, 2020
Prior to the zoo’s official announcement, plenty of panic and silliness was being shared on social media. Take a look at some of it below.