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Penguin found in flood-hit zoo

Published 23/06/2015 | 14:01

Georgian soldiers clean up an area damaged by flooding near a zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia (AP)
Georgian soldiers clean up an area damaged by flooding near a zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia (AP)

Rescue workers cleaning up a flood-hit zoo in the Georgian capital have found one of its missing penguins alive, hiding in the bushes, although a tiger and a hyena are still thought to be on the loose.

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The bird was the tenth of its 17 penguins found alive after the severe flooding on June 14 which killed more than half of the zoo's 600 inhabitants, a Tsiblisi zoo spokesman said.

Another penguin was found alive last week in the Kura River near the border with Azerbaijan, 25 miles (40 kilometres) east of the capital of the former Soviet republic.

Police and volunteers in Tbilisi are still searching for a tiger and a hyena believed to be at large.

Last week, a runaway tiger mauled a man to death in Tbilisi before being killed by police.

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