German police are struggling to contain an incident at Eifel Zoo in the western town of Luenebach. The zoo is located near the border with Luxembourg and Belgium and apparently some six animals have managed to escape their enclosures and roam freely. Officers are searching for two lions, two tigers and a jaguar after shooting and killing a bear that had escaped with them. At the moment, they are suspected to be still inside the grounds of the zoo somewhere but officials are telling those who live nearby to remain indoors regardless.
#GermanZoo A bear, which also broke out of the Eifel Zoo in Luenebach, has been shot. Residents in the area have been advised to stay indoors while a hunt is underway for the big cats.— Jacaranda News (@JacaNews) June 1, 2018
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. This is a breaking story, more news as we get it.