TBILISI : Some animals from the flooded Tbilisi zoo might still be at large, zookeepers warned Thursday, after an escaped tiger mauled a man to death in the Georgian capital and had to be shot. “Several animals may possibly be on the loose, but we need to complete a thorough inventory of dead and survived animals to know for sure,” zoo spokeswoman Mzia Sharashidze told AFP. The flash flood at the weekend tore through central districts of Tbilisi, wrecking the zoo and killing 19 people including three zoo workers.

More than half of the zoo’s 600 animals either drowned in the muddy waters or were later killed by police.