Monday 5 December 2016

Situation under control after two lions escape at German zoo

Published 29/09/2016 | 10:31

Visitors wait at the entrance of the zoo in Leipzig, Germany after two lions escaped (AP)
Visitors wait at the entrance of the zoo in Leipzig, Germany after two lions escaped (AP)
Two lions have escaped at a zoo in Germany

A German zoo says it has recaptured one lion and sedated another after they escaped from their cage overnight.

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The Leipzig Zoo said that nobody was injured in the incident after the juvenile lions somehow escaped from their enclosure.

Zoo officials say one lion was successfully corralled back into its cage and the second was shot with a tranquilliser and was expected to soon also be back behind bars.

The two male lions, Majo and Motshegetsi, were born about a year ago in Switzerland's Basel Zoo and have been at the Leipzig Zoo since August.

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