Two lions, two tigers and a jaguar escape from German zoo

Lions tigers jaguar and bear escape from zoo after flooding from storms in Germany

Lions tigers jaguar and bear escape from zoo after flooding from storms in Germany

Keepers managed to lure the animals back into their pens.

Eifel Zoo has nearly 400 animals of 60 exotic and native species, including lions, tigers, and other big cats on its 30-acre site.

SWR reported that local authorities were warning all residents in the area, near the border with Luxembourg and Belgium, to remain indoors as they search for the animals. The five big cats were found within the confines of the park and were recaptured in the afternoon.

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Owned by the Wallpott family, the 30-hectare (74-acre) zoo is home to almost 400 animals of 60 species, including Siberian tigers and lions. Part of a local motorway had also been blocked off due to high waters.

Large predators are among the main attractions at the zoo, which is home to about 60 different species, including Siberian tigers and African lions, on about 30 hectares of land.

Friday's escape came two years after a similar case in eastern Germany, when two lions broke out of their cages at the Leipzig zoo. One was captured, the other shot dead. A bear was reportedly shot, but it is not clear exactly why.

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