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UPDATE: Lions, tigers, jaguar that escpaped from German zoo recaptured

The two lions, two tigers and a jaguar that escaped their cages at a zoo in Lunebach, western Germany have been recaptured.

Authorities said the animals were found inside the zoo compound after a search involving a drone, police, firefighters and veterinarians.

Local residents had earlier been told to stay indoors.

A bear, which was one of the animals that escaped from the privately owned Eifel zoo, was shot dead by police.

It was gathered that the animals broke out after flooding from a storm damaged their enclosures.

The zoo which sits on 74 acres of land, is owned by the Wallpott family. It is home to nearly 400 animals of 60 species, including Siberian tigers and lions.

Friday’s escape comes two years after two lions broke out of their cages at a zoo in Leipzig in eastern Germany. One was shot dead and the other recaptured.

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