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Animal-lovers demand answers over Georgia zoo killing spree

General June 16, 2015

A hippopotamus walks across a flooded street in Tbilisi on June 14, 2015After freak floods in Georgia saw hundreds of zoo animals swept to freedom, activists are demanding an investigation into revelations that police shot many of the creatures dead as they roamed the streets. The haunting pictures of frightened or dead animals made headlines around the world and stirred controversy over the government's handling of Georgia's deadliest floods in decades, which killed 16 people including three of the zookeepers. The aftermath of Sunday's deluge — which tore through the capital Tbilisi, wrecking the zoo — looked both tragic and surreal.


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