Hundreds of Animals Escape Zoo

Escaped white tiger shot after killing man

A hippopotamus that escaped in the flooding was later recaptured in the city square. (Katexic Publications/Flickr)

Severe flooding caused hundreds of animals to escape a zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia, CNN reported Wednesday. 

Among the escaped animals was a white tiger that was shot after killing a 43-year-old warehouse employee. The man was attacked and bitten in the throat.

Nineteen people died in the flooding that occurred over the weekend. Another tiger is still missing, the zoo administration told CNN. Half of the zoo’s 600 animals—including lions, tigers, bears, crocodiles, wolves, and a hippopotamus recaptured in the city square—escaped during the disaster.

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