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Lions, tigers and jaguar escape from German zoo

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BERLIN (AP) - German police are cautioning residents in the western town of Luenebach to stay inside their homes after an undetermined number of large cats broke out of the local zoo.
 
Police in nearby Pruem confirmed Friday a report from the regional SWR broadcaster that the big cats had escaped from the zoo in the hilly Eifel area. Police say they are responding the situation but currently have no further details.
 
SWR reported that local authorities were warning all residents in the area, near the border with Luxembourg and Belgium, to remain indoors as they search for the animals.

Reports were conflicting with some media outlets reporting lions and pumas had escaped, others saying lions, tigers and a jaguar escaped, and some even saying a bear had also managed to slip out.  

The zoo could not immediately be reached for comment.

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