When did the five lions escape the Taronga zoo?
Sydney’s Taronga Zoo will undertake a review after five lions escaped from their enclosure on Wednesday morning, in an incident described by its executive director as “significant”.
A coded one – meaning an incident involving a dangerous animal — was called by a staff member at about 6.30 am on Wednesday when they noticed four of the zoo’s five lion cubs and their dad Ato outside the perimeter of their exhibit. Police and staff were seen inside the lion enclosure inspecting a boundary fence facing the water’s edge in Mosman.
One of the five lions that escaped their enclosure at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo this morning had to be tranquilized, the zoo’s executive director has confirmed.
In a statement, Taronga Zoo described the incident as an “emergency situation” which had since been contained.
“The zoo has strict safety protocols in place for such an incident,” it said.
“All persons on site were moved to safe zones and there are no injuries to guests or staff.
“All animals are now in their exhibit where they are being closely monitored.”
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