Latest Posts

recent

Tigers, lions, bears, wolves and a hippo are on the loose in Georgia's capital Tbilisi after freak flood that killed eight also leaves dozens of dangerous zoo animals roaming city's streets

A city in lockdown: Tigers, lions, bears, wolves and a hippo are on the loose in Georgia's capital Tbilisi after freak flood that killed eight also leaves dozens of dangerous zoo animals roaming city's streets 

  • The capital of Georgia has been placed on lockdown after heavy flooding destroyed enclosures at the city's zoo allowing tigers, lions, jaguars, wolves and a hippo to escape and roam the streets.
Residents in Tbilisi have been warned to stay indoors after the dangerous animals became free from the zoo after heavy rain and wind.
The flash floods have already killed eight people including three workers who are employed at Tbilisi zoo.
A hippo who escaped from a zoo in the Georgian capital Tbilisi after flash flood destroyed the animal's enclosures allowing them to roam the streets 
A hippo who escaped from a zoo in the Georgian capital Tbilisi after flash flood destroyed the animal's enclosures allowing them to roam the streets 
As well as the hippo, tigers, lions, bears and wolves has escaped for their pens, forcing the city to be placed on lockdown by authorities 
As well as the hippo, tigers, lions, bears and wolves has escaped for their pens, forcing the city to be placed on lockdown by authorities 
The escaped hippo was eventually cornered in the main square of Tbilisi and was subdued by being shot with a tranquiliser gun
The escaped hippo was eventually cornered in the main square of Tbilisi and was subdued by being shot with a tranquiliser gun
The zoo said one of the dead was Guliko Chitadze, a zookeeper who lost an arm in an attack by a tiger last month.
Some of the animals have been seized but it is unclear how many are still on the loose.
Before being cornered, pictures showed the large hippo wandering along a main street among stranded cars on a dual carriageway 
Residents of Tbilisi were being urged to stay indoors until authorities can track down all of the dangerous animals that escaped from their pens 
Residents of Tbilisi were being urged to stay indoors until authorities can track down all of the dangerous animals that escaped from their pens 
Helicopters are now circling the city of Tbilisi, which is home to around 1.1million people, to track down all of the escaped animals 
Helicopters are now circling the city of Tbilisi, which is home to around 1.1million people, to track down all of the escaped animals 
Some of the animals have been captured but others are thought to be still on the loose. Local people push along a hippo who escaped from the city zoo 
Some of the animals have been captured but others are thought to be still on the loose. Local people push along a hippo who escaped from the city zoo 
Men help to free a hippo that became stranded in Tbilisi's flood waters by pushing it along the street. Some of the animals were captured while others were shot dead  
Men help to free a hippo that became stranded in Tbilisi's flood waters by pushing it along the street. Some of the animals were captured while others were shot dead  
However, pictures from the Georgian capital have shown a large hippo wandering along a main street among stranded cars and in the city's main square.
The zoo's press service said that the hippo was eventually cornered in the main square before it was subdued with a tranquiliser gun.
Helicopters are now circling the city, which is home to around 1.1million people in a bid to track down all of the animals .
Armed police stand on patrol in a flooded street in Tbilisi, where six tigers, six lions and eight bears broke free from their enclosures 
Armed police stand on patrol in a flooded street in Tbilisi, where six tigers, six lions and eight bears broke free from their enclosures 
Heavy rains and wind have battered Tbilisi, and the flash floods have already killed eight people in the Georgian capital, including three zoo workers 
Heavy rains and wind have battered Tbilisi, and the flash floods have already killed eight people in the Georgian capital, including three zoo workers 
Cars and debris are seen floating along the once busy streets of Tbilisi which has been turned into wasteland by the freak weather 
Cars and debris are seen floating along the once busy streets of Tbilisi which has been turned into wasteland by the freak weather 
City mayor David Narmania told journalists that eight people were known to have died in the floods which also damaged dozens of homes 
City mayor David Narmania told journalists that eight people were known to have died in the floods which also damaged dozens of homes 
Heavy rains and wind hit Tbilisi last night, turning a normally small stream that runs through the hilly city into a surging river. 
The flooding also damaged dozens of houses.
City mayor David Narmania told journalists that eight people were known to have died and 10 others were missing.
Local people and rescuers wade through the flood waters in the Georgian capital after heavy rainfall and wind turned the Vere River into a torrent sweeping away buildings and car 
Local people and rescuers wade through the flood waters in the Georgian capital after heavy rainfall and wind turned the Vere River into a torrent sweeping away buildings and car 
Rescuers work to evacuate a woman and two children from the dangerous flood waters. At least eight people have been killed and another 10 are missing
Rescuers work to evacuate a woman and two children from the dangerous flood waters. At least eight people have been killed and another 10 are missing


Tigers, lions, bears, wolves and a hippo are on the loose in Georgia's capital Tbilisi after freak flood that killed eight also leaves dozens of dangerous zoo animals roaming city's streets Reviewed by John walker on 3:14 AM Rating: 5
All Rights Reserved by Wormedia © 2014 - 2015
Powered By Blogger, Designed by Wormedia.Com

Contact Form

Name

Email *

Message *

Powered by Blogger.