Missing penguin found alive in wrecked zoo

2015-06-23 19:02
Zoo's employees wash a penguin at a flooded zoo in the Georgian capital Tbilisi. (Vano Shlamov, AFP)

Zoo's employees wash a penguin at a flooded zoo in the Georgian capital Tbilisi. (Vano Shlamov, AFP)

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Tbilisi - Rescue workers cleaning up a zoo in the Georgian capital wrecked by severe flooding have found one of its missing penguins alive, hiding in the bushes.

Zoo spokesperson Mziya Sharashidze said on Tuesday the bird was the tenth of its 17 penguins found alive after the June 14 flooding that killed more than half of the zoo's 600 inhabitants. Another penguin was found alive last week in the Kura River near the border with Azerbaijan, 40km east of the capital of the former Soviet republic.

Police and volunteers in Tbilisi are still searching for a tiger and a hyena believed to be on the loose. Last week, a runaway tiger mauled a man to death in Tbilisi before being killed by police.

 

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