Lonely Planet Writer

Big cats still unaccounted for in Tbilisi

Tbilisi, Georgia.
Tbilisi, Georgia. Image by Alexxx Malev / CC BY-SA 2.0

Following a flood in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi which has killed at least 12 people and left thousands more without homes, electricity or water, officials from the city’s flood-damaged zoo have confirmed that four lions, three tigers and a jaguar are still unaccounted for. Hundreds of animals died or escaped from the zoo when the flash flood, which was triggered by a torrential downpour, damaged enclosures. Read more: news.sky.com