Families who were camping at a Sydney zoo for a “roar and snore” night had to flee early this morning when five lions escaped.
Armed police descended on the city’s Taronga zoo soon after 7am when an adult male lion and his four cubs were seen roaming outside their enclosure, close to where scores of people were sleeping in tents as part of the zoo’s overnight camping package.
One of the lions had to be tranquillised, while the others were enticed back into their enclosure by zoo keepers. The zoo said it was urgently investigating how the animals had managed to escape.
The code one, which involves dangerous animals, took place early this morning
Magnus Perri, who had been camping with his family of four, told of the moment that frantic zoo staff herded them into a