(AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE) — A rare white tiger that escaped from Tbilisi zoo in a freak flood mauled a man to death in the Georgian capital on Wednesday before being shot dead by police, officials said.
The interior ministry had initially said the animal was a lion and deployed special forces to hunt down the beast, which had been on the loose since the weekend flooding that killed at least 17 people.
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But ministry spokeswoman Nino Giorgobiani later told AFP: "It was one tiger. It has been liquidated."