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

Carlton Robbins
June 1, 2018

Local authorities advised residents to stay inside their homes and call police if they see anything.

Residents of a German town were ordered to remain indoors yesterday after two lions, two tigers and a jaguar broke free of their enclosures in a local zoo.

Police told The Sun that the animals broke out of the Eifel Zoo, located near the borders of Luxembourg and Belgium.

It was not immediately clear how or when exactly the animals escaped, but heavy thunderstorms overnight had resulted in bad flooding across the zoo, which is on a riverbank.

According to Sky News, it's unclear what circumstances lead to the bear's death.

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Numerous police, zookeepers, and firefighters are combing the zoo looking for the animals before they wandered into the town.

The zoo is home to around 400 animals, including a Siberian tigers and African lions as well as many more big cats.

According to the German broadcaster, heavy rain meant the water level increased and nearly the "entire zoo was flooded".

He said a bear had been shot.

The bear escaped from the 75-acre zoo grounds into the rolling hills of the Eifel region and was shot.

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