Zoo director Yehuda Bar says that, after being alerted to the situation by local police, he was able to track down the rhinos nearby, who were apparently having a pretty good time unattended.
"I found two of older female rhinos playing around with a third younger one in the parking lot," Bar told Ynet News.
Their thrilling hiatus from captivity was brief, however. Soon after, the rhinos were startled by some passing joggers (who no doubt shared the feeling), after which Bar was able to usher them back into the zoo without further incident.
This is far from the first time that animals from a zoo have decided to ditch the confined lives their keepers had in mind - and for good reason. Many exotic animals commonly held in zoos are ill-suited for life in captivity, forced to suppress their natural instincts to wander and explore.