Hippo escapes Tblisi Zoo

Lions, bears, wolves and HIPPO are among dozens of animals to escape from zoo during freak flood in Tbilisi

The capital of Georgia has been placed on lockdown after heavy flooding destroyed enclosures at the city’s zoo allowing tigers, lions, jaguars, wolves, jackals and a hippo to escape and roam the streets.

Residents in Tbilisi have been warned to stay indoors after more than 30 dangerous animals became free from the zoo after heavy rain and wind.

The flash floods have already killed up to 10 people including three workers who are employed at Tbilisi Zoo.