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Animals roam streets of Tbilisi after flooding kills 8, frees zoo animals
Posted by admin on 14th June 2015
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(CNN)Wild animals roamed the streets of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, on Sunday, after raging floodwaters damaged the city’s zoo and set many of the animals free.

Eight people were killed by the flooding, several others were missing, and wolves, bears, big cats and even a hippopotamus were wandering the streets of the city,according to Civil.ge, a news agency funded by the EU and the UN.

Lions, tigers, bears and wolves — all on the lam

Many dangerous animals are still missing in Tbilisi
Many dangerous animals are still missing in Tbilisi
People have been told to stay indoors until the animals have been found
People have been told to stay indoors until the animals have been found
The hippopotamus was tranquilised, but some animals have been killed
The hippopotamus was tranquilised, but some animals have been killed

Of the zoo’s 600 residents, including fish and birds, about half were missing on Sunday, theTbilisi Zoo said.

Some animals have been recaptured, Civil.ge reported. Others have been killed.

But some animals were still on the lam.

Video from the city shows what appears to be a crocodile slithering down the city streets, as well as a hippopotamus standing around looking confused.

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