A llama and thirteen other animals escaped from a German petting zoo, leading officers on a frantic chase as they rampaged through the streets.

The furry fugitives slipped through a hole of their enclosure's fence in Cologne on Tuesday and made a mad dash for freedom, the Daily Mail reports.

The escapees, nine sheep, two donkeys, one llama, a pony and a dwarf bull, ran in all directions across the city.

Shocked bystanders snapped the llama boldly trotting past traffic on a busy road and wandering through a park.

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Meanwhile the pony and donkeys made their way into a resident's back garden.

Other animals were spotted wandering around a children's playground and grazing on the grass.