Bear shot dead as lions and tigers escape

Sky News:-  Police have shot dead a bear and are searching for two lions, two tigers and a jaguar that broke out of their cages in a German zoo.

The animals have escaped from their enclosures at the Eifel Zoo in the western town of Luenebach, which is near the border with Luxembourg and Belgium.

Police told the Associated Press that all of the escaped animals are still believed to be on the grounds of the zoo, but locals have been warned to stay inside as a precaution.

It is unclear what circumstances lead to the bear’s death.

German media reports have suggested the animals’ enclosures were damaged in a storm, after a river overflowed and damaged fences.

Early reports from the regional broadcaster SWR suggested that lions and pumas had escaped, but officers later confirmed that the big cats were lions, tigers, and a jaguar.

The zoo is home to around 400 animals, including a Siberian tiger and lions.

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