Flood frees zoo animals in Noah’s Ark jailbreak

By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer

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This Tbilisi hippo was speeding faster than all the sunken SUVs.

Noah’s worst nightmare is unfolding in Georgia, where wild zoo animals have escaped after a catastrophic flood.

If you’re imagining these critters frolicking through the southern fried American state above Florida, you’ve got the wrong Georgia in mind. This all took place in the country¬†of Georgia, which is sandwiched between Western Asia and Eastern Europe.

The Jumanji-like tale has swept through Tbilisi, the capital and largest city of Georgia. It’s now the soggiest city in the country, thanks to Biblical levels of rainfall.

Lions, tigers, and bears are having their very own Wizard of Oz-fest in the streets of Tbilisi, cruising on the backs of hippo Cadillacs. Wolves are even getting in on the action, huffing, puffing, and blowing down the local bacon shops.¬†Crocodiles flexed their scales and discarded all those black-and-white prison uniforms, which is more than I can say for the zebras…

Citizens are being told to stay clear of the animals while the experts round up the herd and try to restore order. Unconfirmed reports claim that a lion and tiger with a strong resemblance to Scar and Shere Khan were strolling down an alleyway, while Tick-Tock the Crocodile chased a pirate with a hook for a hand.


Featured image courtesy of Leandro Bassano on Wikimedia. Image of Tbilisi hippo courtesy of rugbyxm on Wikimedia.