Two times, a disobedient Andean bear has escaped from a US zoo

Bear named Ben

The Saint Louis Zoo added new security measures to try and keep this Andean bear in its habitat, but they were no match for this bear.

The four-year-old bear, named Ben, sneaked out of his habitat once more on Thursday after doing so on February 7 of this month.

Only found in South America, andean bears are endangered because of threats to their habitat and poaching.

After 50 minutes of freedom, Ben is back at the zoo.

He allegedly interfered with the steel mesh of his outdoor habitat during an earlier escape, "causing a cable to give way, which then allowed him to work his way out," according to the zoo.

Staff at the zoo responded by "making the habitat even more secure by adding stainless steel cargo clips rated at 450 pounds tensile strength," but naturally, that "wasn't enough for Ben.".

Ben was captured in less than an hour from "start to finish" after the Zoo Animal Emergency Response protocol was put into place after it was discovered that he had once more escaped.

Ben's capture on February 7 took more than an hour and a half, so it was quicker this time.

According to the zoo, they are aware of Ben's "young and adventurous" nature and promise to keep "investigating other alternative ways to secure the habitat".

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