Zoo Animals Loose after Flood

The country of Georgia has experienced some monumental flooding lately. Heavy rains have caused the Vere River to overflow, sending water into the residential areas says Qnet News. The flooding has been so bad, in fact, that wild animals have managed to escape from their habitats at the zoo in the capital city of Tbilisi. Several people have died in the floods, and some of those casualties were the keepers at the zoo.

Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has spoken out, letting the citizens of Tbilisi know that officials are doing all they can to wrangle the wild animals back into their enclosures. The animals have been spotted all over the city. Residents have been taking photographs and posting them on their social media accounts. So far there have been no injuries reported, however the zoo director has said that the zoo is completely destroyed because of the flood waters. Officials are doing their best to locate all the animals and bring them to safer areas. Residents are advised to stay indoors at this time. Some of the animals have even been victims in the flood, drowning in the heavy waters.

For the full story, and pictures of the wild animals running amok in the urban setting, check them out on BuzzFeed.com.