Police: Escaped tiger kills man, wounds another in Tbilisi

Georgia Flooding
Two zebras escaped from a flooded zoo stand on a hill inside the zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The discovery of the last of the missing lions and tigers on Tuesday as the waters receded eased fears in the capital of Georgia, an ex-Soviet republic, that some of the big cats were still wandering the hills of the city. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Police in the ex-Soviet republic of Georgia say a tiger that broke loose after severe flooding at a zoo has killed one man and wounded another.

The Tbilisi zoo had previously said all lions and tigers missing after the flooding had been found dead and only one jaguar remained unaccounted for.

The Interior Ministry says police killed the tiger, which was hiding at an abandoned factory turned into a construction market when he attacked the men Wednesday.

Zoo officials had said Tuesday that eight lions, all seven of the zoo’s tigers and at least two of its three jaguars were killed in the flooding in Georgia’s capital caused by heavy rains over the weekend.

 

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