Tigers escape Georgia Zoo as Tornado strikes

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Troup County, GA) -- Two tigers that escaped from a Georgia zoo are back in captivity after a tornado damaged their enclosures.

Pine Mountain Safari in Troup County sustained damaged after a twister tore through the area Sunday, briefly allowing the tigers to roam free.

The zoo said in a statement that both were located, tranquilized and relocated to a secure enclosure. None of the animals were hurt during the storm.

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp also issued a state of emergency order following the tornadoes.