Zoo floods; bear shot

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - WORLD -

A BEAR was shot dead af­ter flood­ing trig­gered by heavy rains swept away the fenc­ing of its zoo en­clo­sure in Ger­many, al­low­ing it to es­cape.

There were ini­tially fears that two lions, two tigers and a jaguar had also es­caped their en­clo­sures at the zoo in Luenebach in west­ern Ger­many, spark­ing a mas­sive search by po­lice and warn­ings to res­i­dents to stay in­doors.

Hours later, au­thor­i­ties said those an­i­mals had, in fact, never left their cages.

The bear had to be shot af­ter it fled the zoo into the rolling hills of the Eifel re­gion. West­ern Ger­many has seen sev­eral strong storms in re­cent days, caus­ing flash floods.

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