Lions, tigers and jaguar escape from German zoo - residents warned STAY INSIDE

Katie Ramirez
June 1, 2018

The animals were able to escape after flooding from an overnight storm that caused a river to burst its banks damaged their enclosures.

German police are advising residents in the western town of Lünebach to stay inside their homes after two lions, two tigers, a jaguar and a bear broke out of their cages in a local zoo.

A flood-hit German town was locked down for several hours Friday over fears that five risky big cats had escaped a local zoo before they were found hiding in their soggy enclosures.

A bear, which also broke out of its enclosure at the Eifel Zoo in Luenebach, was shot dead, a spokesman for local authorities said.

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

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Local residents near the zoo close to the Luxembourg border were warned to stay indoors while the predators were on the loose. At the zoo, which is located on a riverbank, the water was knee-high.

This escape has come two years after another similar case happened in eastern Germany, when two lions broke out of their cages at the Leipzig Zoo, in Leipzig, the AFP reported.

The zoo, which has more than 70,000 acres, is privately owned and is home to both native and exotic animals.

In the end, a drone sighted the remaining escapees inside the zoo compound.

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