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Escaped Georgia zoo tiger kills man in Tbilisi, is shot dead

On Wednesday, a tiger that escaped from the Tbilisi Zoo killed a man helping clean up Georgia's capital after massive flooding on Sunday. Hours later, special forces officers in camouflage killed the white lion cub after cordoning off the section of central Tbilisi where the man was killed.

It's not clear if the tiger escaped during the flood, along with several others — hundreds of animals died at the zoo during the flood — or if he escaped on Wednesday, a day after Georgian authorities said that all of the missing animals had been found or were presumed dead. You can watch a BBC News report of Sunday's floods, and the earlier animal escape, below. Peter Weber