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Lions, wolves, tiger found dead at Tbilisi zoo after massive flood

Lions, wolves, tiger found dead at Tbilisi zoo after massive flood

Dozens of wild animals escaped from the ravaged zoo and roamed the streets.



By (AP)

Published: Tue 16 Jun 2015, 2:30 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:58 PM

A body of an animal lies near a flooded zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia. AP

A body of an animal lies near a flooded zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia. AP

Tbilisi, Georgia— Three lions, two wolves and a tiger have been found dead at the city zoo in Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi, as the water recedes from Sunday’s flash floods that killed at least 15 people.

Ten people are still missing after an intense downpour and high winds on Sunday turned a stream that runs through a section of Tbilisi into a sweeping torrent. Dozens of wild animals escaped from the ravaged zoo and roamed the streets. Some were shot by the police while some could still be wandering the hills around Tbilisi.

Ivane Daraseliya, chief veterinarian of the city zoo, told reporters on Tuesday that staff has found the bodies of six animals in the flooded enclosures as the water receded but are still looking for others. 


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