Prison break: Animals escape zoo as Tbilisi is flooded

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People follow a hippopotamus that has been shot with a tranquilizer dart after it escaped from a flooded zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia. (AP Photo)

People follow a hippopotamus that has been shot with a tranquilizer dart after it escaped from a flooded zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia. (AP Photo)

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People help a hippopotamus escape from a flooded zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia. (AP Photo)

People help a hippopotamus escape from a flooded zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia. (AP Photo)

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A wounded swan is seen at the flooded zoo area in Tbilisi, Georgia on Sunday. (AP Photo)

A wounded swan is seen at the flooded zoo area in Tbilisi, Georgia on Sunday. (AP Photo)

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A dead animal lies near a flooded zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia on Sunday. Tigers, lions, a hippopotamus and other animals have escaped from the zoo in Georgia’s capital after heavy flooding destroyed their enclosures. (AP Photo)

A dead animal lies near a flooded zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia on Sunday. Tigers, lions, a hippopotamus and other animals have escaped from the zoo in Georgia’s capital after heavy flooding destroyed their enclosures. (AP Photo)

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A man tries to save a bird from the flooded zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia on Sunday. (AP Photo)

A man tries to save a bird from the flooded zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia on Sunday. (AP Photo)

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A dead bear lies at a flooded zoo area in Tbilisi, Georgia on Sunday. (AP Photo)

A dead bear lies at a flooded zoo area in Tbilisi, Georgia on Sunday. (AP Photo)

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A municipal worker sits near the body of a lion at a flooded zoo area in Tbilisi, Georgia. (AP Photo)

A municipal worker sits near the body of a lion at a flooded zoo area in Tbilisi, Georgia. (AP Photo)

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