Five Lions Escaped Sydney Zoo

Five lions in Sydney’s Taronga zoo escaped their cages causing panic among employees and tourists forcing them to shelter in “safe zones.”

Taronga Zoo Lions Escape

At about 6:30 am on Wednesday, the lions—four pups and one adult—were spotted outside of their pen. Not long later, the zoo went into lockdown due to a “code one” alarm. The lions returned to their enclosure soon before 9 am after the police were contacted at 7:10 am.

The zoo’s most critical signal, a code one, calls for an immediate reaction.

Later on Wednesday, the zoo claimed that the lions’ escape was caused by an “integrity issue.”

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