In St. Petersburg, the tiger escaped from a cage at the zoo

В Санкт-Петербурге тигрица сбежала из клетки в зоопарке

In Saint-Petersburg from a cage at the zoo escaped tiger Gerda. This was reported RIA Novosti the representative of the zoo.

According to her, about an hour later, she was caught. At this time the zoo was closed to visitors.

“Tigress Gerd drugged with sleeping pills. She is now in the cell departs from the sleeping pills,” — said the Agency interlocutor.

Zoo staff say they are concerned about how 18-year-old tigress will take sleeping pills.

“Now, Gerda sleeps in a cage, and we, of course, worried about how she will take sleeping pills with regard to serious age,” — said the Agency interlocutor, adding that the tigress is 18 years and 7 months.

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The publication “Fontanka” wrote that the cause of today’s incident was uncovered cage in the cage.

“Human error: an employee forgot to close the cage. We learned about what happened in the alarm behavior of deer around nine in the morning. We open, as you know, in ten. At that time the zoo had about fifty employees. On the loudspeaker they were asked not to leave the premises,” – said the Director of a zoo Irina Skiba.

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Earlier it was reported that in Mariupol zoo monkey bit off a finger 7-month-old child.