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Photograph of stuck Skyfari cable car in the Bronx by Ed Ou/AP

0807skyfari.jpgThe cable car system at the Bronx Zoo, better known as the Skyfari, gave passengers an unexpected adventure earlier this evening. Just before closing time, around 5:30 p.m., the system broke down leaving zoo patrons hanging above the wildlife below, but at least the bird's-eye-view was nice as they waited for firefighters to rescue them.

WABC reports that around 40 people, children and adults, were saved--or are in the process of being saved--from being stranded when "a crane was brought in and the FDNY and NYPD executed a high-angle rescue." Reportedly a mechanical glitch and/or rain was at fault, and Con Ed chimed in with their standard response, saying "they have nothing to do with the outage."