A number of dangerous animals have escaped from a zoo in Germany, according to reports.
At least two lions, two tigers, and a jaguar are said to have escaped from their enclosures at Eifel Zoo in Lünebach, Germany, less than 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) from the border of Belgium and Luxembourg.
A bear had also escaped from the privately-owned zoo, but was it was promptly shot, a spokesperson told AFP.
The exact situation isn’t yet confirmed, although some German media outlets have speculated that the animals managed to escape as a result of heavy rainstorms on Thursday evening, thanks to a nearby river bursting its banks and sweeping away earth from the animals’ enclosures.
Local residents have been told to stay indoors and instructed to keep all windows and doors shut. In the meantime, the fire department, police, and veterinarians are working to control the situation.
Updated 01/06/2018 13:35 BST: The numerous animals that escaped from their enclosures at Eifel Zoo have now been recaptured, according to Tagesschau.
Officials have said that all the animals were still in the zoo’s ground when they located with the help of a drone, Local newspaper Trier Volksfreund reports.