A zoo keeper feeds Begi, a hippopotamus that escaped the zoo on Sunday, at a zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia, June 15, 2015. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili
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Twenty people were missing Monday after devastating floods killed more than a dozen people in Georgia, with escaped zoo animals -- including two tigers -- still on the loose.The death toll from the worst floods to hit the capital Tbilisi in decades climbed to 13 after rescuers found an elderly man in the rubble of a destroyed house, government spokeswoman Manana Tokmajishvili said.The small Vere River running through the city of 1.2 million burst its banks early Sunday after hours of torrential rain, paralyzing Tbilisi and wrecking the city's zoo.Two tigers, a bear and a jackal were still at large, however.Officials were still trying to hunt down the missing zoo animals on Monday, Tbilisi zoo spokeswoman Mzia Sharashidze told journalists.Ivane Daraselia, Tbilisi zoo vet told local television that two tigers, a bear, and a jackal were still on the loose as of Monday evening.
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