Two lions escape from enclosure at German zoo

NewsBy Sunday World

Two lions have escaped from a zoo in eastern Germany, officials say.

The Leipzig Zoo told the dpa news agency that the lions somehow escaped from their cages overnight and are somewhere on the zoo grounds.

The zoo is not opening to the public until the two big cats are found, and the zoo says an emergency plan is in place.

The two male lions, Majo and Motshegetsi, were born about a year ago in Basel Zoo and have been at the Leipzig Zoo since August.