An animal breakout at Eifel Zoo in Luenebach in western Germany has left five dangerous predators at large, including two lions, two tigers and a jaguar, a bear also broke out but was shot dead.
Residents in the area have been advised to stay indoors while a hunt is underway for the big cats.
The zoo is owned by the Wallpott family, the zoo located close to the border with Luxembourg is home to around 400 animals, including a Siberian tiger and lions.
Friday’s escape came two years after another similar case in eastern Germany when two lions broke out of their cages at the Leipzig zoo.
One of the lions was shot dead while the other was eventually brought back into captivity.