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Three lions, two wolves, and tiger found dead at zoo in Tbilisi

Published 16/06/2015 | 09:32

A rhinoceros walking inside the flooded zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia (AP)
A rhinoceros walking inside the flooded zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia (AP)

Three lions, two wolves and a tiger have been founded dead at the city zoo in Georgia's capital, Tbilisi, as the water recedes following flash floods that killed at least 15 people.

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Ten people are still missing after an intense downpour and high winds on Sunday turned a stream that runs through a section of Tbilisi into a sweeping torrent.

Dozens of wild animals escaped from the ravaged zoo and roamed the streets. Some were shot by the police, although some may still be wandering the hills around the city.

Ivane Daraseliya, chief veterinarian at the city zoo, told reporters staff have found the bodies of six animals in the flooded enclosures as the waters receded, but are still looking for others.

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