Due to an "internal problem" which has "now been solved" seven tigers escaped this morning from the Cocodrilos Park in Los Corralillos near Agüimes on Grand Canaria. No other details are available at this time.
Originally it was believed that only four of the Tigers had escaped but later it turned out there were seven. Over one hundred Civil Guards were called to assist zoo staff in containing the emergency.
Three of the Tigers were shot dead and the remaining four were recaptured.
The 'Parque de los Cocodrilos' on Gran Canaria first opened its doors in 1988 and claims to be built up on rescued animals. It has somewhat of a mixed opinion with visitors. There are several Tigers in the Park, some of which are hand reared.