BRUSSELS: A zoo in Belgium has been evacuated after a lion escaped from its cage.
Planckendael zoo spokeswoman Ilse Segers said Thursday that the female lion has not got out of the zoo area and that no visitors are in danger.
Segers said “no people have been hurt. The zoo has been evacuated and closed. A veterinarian is currently trying to sedate the lion.”
The lion got out just after opening time so few people were at the zoo, some 30 kilometers (19 miles) north of the Belgian capital, Brussels. —AP