Lions slipped from Sydney zoo enclosure


Lions slipped from Sydney zoo enclosure


Five lions managed to quickly escape their enclosure at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo early Wednesday and guests were sent off for an overnight stay program

At 6.30 a.m. a male adult lion named Ato and four cubs were shown outside their enclosure

The zoo said an emergency response had been invoked after the lions fled in less than 10 minutes. Local media reported that the lions were confirmed to return to their enclosures by 9 am.

“The zoo has very strict safety protocols in place for this type of incident and immediate action was taken,” said Simon Duffy, executive director of the Taronga Zoo.


Lions slipped from Sydney zoo enclosure

Police were called to the zoo and staff hurried to move the guests of the “Roar and Snore” event away from danger.

Magnus Perry, one of the guests, told local media that “they came to the tent area saying ‘this is a code one, run and get out of your tent now come and leave your stuff. Please share this article on Twitter, Facebook etc.

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