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Workers Face Grim Clean Up at Flooded Georgia Zoo

Workers removed large animal carcasses at the zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia, where flooding killed more than half of its inhabitants.
Image: Excavator removes a dead bear at the zoo in Tbilisi
An excavator removes a dead bear at the zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia, on June 17, 2015. DAVID MDZINARISHVILI / Reuters

A dead bear dangled from the bucket of an excavator Wednesday as workers removed the carcasses of animals killed in flooding over the weekend at the zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia. Zoo officials say less than half of the zoo's 600 inhabitants have survived the flooding.

Zoo keepers drag a dead lion at the zoo.DAVID MDZINARISHVILI / Reuters

A tiger that escaped from the zoo killed a man Wednesday before being fatally shot by police after four days on the run.

A white tiger that escaped its enclosure during flooding lies on a stretcher after it was killed by police in Tbilisi, Georgia, on June 17.Reuters

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