A hungry hungry hippo and lots more!

ZOO ANIMALS RELEASED INTO THE STREETS IN THE NATION OF GEORGIA AFTER FLOODING HITS.. Not on purpose.. 

Michael Birnbaum filed his dispatch with the WASHINGTON POST about the moment in strange history:

Massive flooding in Tbilisi killed at least three zookeepers and eight others Sunday, as a hippopotamus, a lion and wolves roamed the streets.

Portions of the central city were on lockdown as police tried to locate zoo animals that had escaped.

The story sounds humorous.. But there have already been almost a dozen people confirmed dead, though the article did not detail whether it was the flood that did it or the animals..

More from the POST:

“I can’t imagine this tragedy,” said Tbilisi Zoo spokeswoman Mzia Sharashidze. “Almost the whole zoo is underwater.”

She said tigers, hyenas and eight lions had disappeared, among many other animals. Six of 17 penguins were saved; the rest washed away. One crocodile was captured; the other was in sight of zoo workers, but they were unable to reach it as of midafternoon Sunday.

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