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VIDEO: 'Feisty' Runaway Bull Finds New Home at N.J. Animal Sanctuary

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Brahman steer "Shankar" was taken to Skylands Animal Sanctuary in New Jersey after he got loose and was corralled by police in a Brooklyn baseball field Tuesday.
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BROOKLYN — He’ll be living peacefully in greener pastures.

A loose Brahman steer corralled by police in a Flatbush baseball field Tuesday will be living out his days with nearly 40 other cows and bulls at a New Jersey animal sanctuary, its founder told DNAinfo.

Mike Stura, president of Skylands Animal Sanctuary, said he loaded the Brahman steer — now given the Hindu name “Shankar,” for “one who brings about happiness or prosperity,” he said — into his trailer Tuesday and brought him to his farm in Wantage, New Jersey.

Besides a cut on one of his legs, Stura said the animal appears healthy and is "going to be fine."

“He’s feisty,” he said. “He’s a wild man.”

The 650-pound bull is quarantined for now until blood tests can confirm he’s disease-free. When he’s all clear, he’ll join the other bovines at Stura’s sanctuary, most of them rescued from slaughterhouses.

On Facebook, Stura posted videos and photos of the bull in his new paddock Wednesday with the message, “Welcome home, Shankar.”

The sanctuary can be found at 50 Compton Rd. in Wantage and is open to visitors 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, according to its website.

Apart from the cows, visitors can also meet pigs, chickens, sheep, goats, ducks, geese and turkeys there.

Police were still not sure where the steer came from or how he got loose, an NYPD spokesman said Wednesday.

Authorities first got a call when the bull was spotted at Fourth Avenue and 16th Street in southern Park Slope.

A spokeswoman for Animal Care and Control also confirmed Shankar was at the sanctuary and in good health. 

Stura said he had no problem taking the bull from the city shelter Tuesday because the animal’s owner has yet to come forward.

“No one knows who it is,” Stura said. “No one laid claim to him.”