Bear Shot Dead As Lions, Tigers And Jaguar Escape German Zoo

Bear Shot Dead As Lions, Tigers And Jaguar Escape German Zoo

Bear Shot Dead As Lions, Tigers And Jaguar Escape German Zoo

Local residents were advised to stay in their homes and to call the police if they saw the animals.

Five unsafe predators, including two lions, two tigers and a jaguar escaped from a zoo in western Germany, sparking a massive hunt.

Police killed the bear and said all the escaped animals were believed to still be on the grounds of the zoo, near the border with Luxembourg and Belgium, but residents should stay inside until they could be sure.

Several animals were freed from their cages by flooding at a western Germany zoo on Friday.

It is unclear what circumstances lead to the bear's death. At the zoo, which is located on a riverbank, the water was knee-high.


The 74-acre zoo offers many attractions including a cable auto and a miniature village.

Official were now examining whether the animals should be moved to another zoo while clear-up operations continue. It is home to some 400 animals, including around 60 exotic and native animals, according to Eifel Zoo's site.

In an earlier zoo incident two year ago, two lions broke out of their cages at the Leipzig zoo.

Authorities said a river running through the zoo complex had burst its banks, allowing the five cats and a bear to swim out of their enclosures.

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