The capital of Georgia, Tbilisi, suffered a huge flood caused by heavy rains. As a result, lions, tigers, bears and wolves escaped from the zoo. At least 12 people were killed by the flood.
The capital of Georgia, Tbilisi, suffered a huge flood caused by heavy rains. As a result, lions, tigers, bears and wolves escaped from the zoo.
At least 12 people were killed by the flood. Even bigger amount of people are missing. Heavy rains turned Vere, the river that flows in Tbilisi, into deluge that swept away hundreds of cars and houses.
The flood damaged zoo’s cages. As a result, wild predators like tigers, bears, wolves and lions escaped from the zoo.
The animals killed three zoo workers and at least 10 people are missing.
A hippopotamus, that also escaped its cage, was seen at the city center. Right after that, zoo workers arrived and shot it with a tranquiliser gun.
Some animals have been caught by workers, but it is still unknown how many of them are still wondering around the city. Zoo’s representative, Mzia Sharashidze, described the situation as “hellish whirlpool.”
Some 20 wolves, eight lions, white tigers, tigers, jackals, jaguars have either been shot dead by special forces or are missing. Only three out of our 17 penguins were saved
All citizens are said to stay home until all missing animals are caught or shot. Zoo workers are using helicopters to observe the city from the sky.
It is not reported that deaths were caused by animals. According to Irakly Lekvinadze, vice mayor of Tbilisi, the damages are estimated at $10m. He said:
Dozens of families remain homeless as their houses were destroyed or damaged in the capital
Patriarch Ilia II, the head of the Georgian Orthodox Church, said that Georgia’s former communist rulers are involved in this as they destroyed churches and used those money to build zoos.
The sin will not go without punishment.I am very sorry that Georgians fell so that a zoo was built at the expense of destroyed churches