Two lions, two tigers, a jaguar and a bear broke out of their cages in a western German zoo on Friday after heavy rains flooded the area and damaged their enclosures, sparking a massive search by police as they warned local residents to stay indoors.
The big cats were all located after several hours with the help of a drone on the grounds of the zoo, near the border with Luxembourg and Belgium, and were successfully corralled back into their cages, a police spokesman said.
The bear escaped from the zoo grounds into the rolling hills of the Eifel region and had to be shot, Raskopp said. The bear died, Sky News reported.
It was not clear how the animals escaped nor exactly when they got out.