By: Steve Dellar | 06-02-2018 | News
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Germany – Lünebach Residents Panic When Lions, Tigers Escape Local Zoo (Video)

Panic struck Southern Germany yesterday later afternoon when the citizens of Lünebach were informed that lions, tigers, a jaguar and a bear had all escaped the local ‘Eiffel Zoo’. Residents were told within a 10-kilometre radius to stay indoors until the predator animals could be recaptured.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">UPDATE: Lions, tigers, jaguar that escpaped from German zoo in Lunebach have been recaptured - <a href=""></a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#zooescape</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#zoo</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Lions</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Lunebach</a></p>&mdash; Patrick Akpu (@patrickakpuh) <a href="">June 1, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The Rhineland area of Germany has been struck by flash floods and torrential rain for a week now, and the storm that hit Lünebach yesterday caused havoc in the local zoo.

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When zookeepers saw that some of the cages were flooded, they sent in a camera equipped drone to locate the predator animals and immediately informed the police that 2 lions, 2 tigers, a jaguar and a bear had escaped from their enclosures. Police squads from neighbouring cities were called in and a massive search was then launched involving police, firefighters and veterinarians.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="de" dir="ltr">Der entflohene Bär aus dem <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Eifelzoo</a> Lünebach musste getötet werden, weil er eine Gefahr für Menschen dargestellt hat, sagt Jürgen Labisch von der Kreisfeuerwehr Bitburg-Prüm. <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Raubtiere</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Eifel</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; WDR Aktuelle Stunde (@aktuelle_stunde) <a href="">June 1, 2018</a></blockquote>

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However, great was the shame of the zoo owners when a few hours later, with 5 police squads looking for the animals and residents of three neighbouring towns told to stay indoors, they found that most of the animals had been in their cages all the time, but because of the flood water they didn’t see them as the mammals had sought to hide from the floodwater.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="de" dir="ltr">Der <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#eifelzoo</a> in <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Lünebach</a> steht unter Wasser. Hier waren in der Nacht mehrere Raubkatzen und ein Bär ausgebrochen. <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Unwetter</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RheinlandPfalz</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; SWR Aktuell RP (@SWRAktuellRP) <a href="">June 1, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The only animal that did escape the privately-owned Eifel zoo was the bear, who was shot dead before he could ever exit the zoo grounds.


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