VIDEO: How tigers at Wild Animal Safari were tranquilized after escaping enclosure during storm

Published 1:15 pm Sunday, March 26, 2023

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Two tigers got out of their enclosure at the Wild Animal Safari in Pine Mountain Sunday during the storm.

Both were caught within in several hours, according to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office.

“Like much of Southwest Georgia, Pine Mountain Safari sustained extensive tornado damage this morning,” the Wild Animal Safari said on Facebook. “Fortunately, none of our animals and employees were hurt. However, several animal enclosures were breeched, and two tigers briefly escaped. Both have now been found, tranquilized, and safely returned to a secure enclosure. We appreciate your concern and support during this difficult time. Pine Mountain Safari is committed to the safety of our employees, our animals, our customers, and our community. We will continue to update this page with other relevant storm-related information, as warranted.”