BERLIN A brown bear broke out of its cage at a zoo in northern Germany on Saturday and was shot dead by a zoo keeper after shocked visitors were led to safety, police said.
Nord West Media TV said the bear escaped through a hole in its cage and that staff at the zoo in Osnabrueck took visitors into the monkey house to shelter.
“Numerous police officers rushed to the zoo … together with staff at the zoo, the whole area was evacuated,” a police spokeswoman said, adding that a second bear had been found safe inside its pen. No one was hurt in the incident.
(Reporting by Madeline Chambers; Editing by Helen Popper)