German zoo says ‘escaped’ big cats never left enclosures

Source: BBC News

Two lions, two tigers and a jaguar reported to have escaped from a storm-hit zoo in western Germany never left their enclosures, it has emerged.

A search was launched and residents told to stay indoors after floods swept through the zoo in Lünebach, leaving the animals unaccounted for.

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The big cats were found after waters receded – still in their enclosures.

A bear that did escape from its enclosure in the privately owned Eifel zoo was shot dead, officials confirmed.

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