- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 16, 2015

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — All of the lions and tigers that were missing after severe flooding swamped the zoo in Georgia’s capital have been found dead. One jaguar remains unaccounted for, but zoo staff say they have little hope that it survived.

The discovery of the last of the missing lions and tigers on Tuesday as the waters receded eased fears in Tbilisi that some of the big cats were still wandering the hills of Tbilisi.

At least 15 people were killed and as many as 10 are still missing after an intense downpour on Sunday turned a stream that runs through the city into a raging torrent that destroyed houses and tore up roads.

Zoo spokeswoman Mziya Sharashidze said a total of eight lions, seven tigers and at least two jaguars were killed.

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