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Alert as lions and pumas break free from German zoo

The big cats managed to get out of the facility in the Eifel area in the west of the country.

German police have warned residents of the western town of Luenebach to stay inside their homes after a number of lions and pumas broke out of a local zoo.

Police confirmed a report from the regional SWR broadcaster that the big cats had escaped from the facility in the hilly Eifel area. Police say they are responding the situation.

SWR reported that local authorities were warning all residents in the area, near the border with Luxembourg and Belgium, to remain indoors as they search for the animals.

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