(photo: Tinatin Kiguradze / AP)

(photo: Tinatin Kiguradze / AP)

By i24news - June 15, 2015

Originally appeared here on i24news

Israel is sending two senior veterinarians to the Georgian capital of Tbilisi to assist local zookeepers to cope with the aftermath of devastating floods that damaged the animals' enclosures and sent lions, tigers, bears, and, most notably, a hippopotamus to roam the urban jungle.

Dr. Nili Avni Magen and Dr. Yigal Horowitz, both of whom work at Jerusalem's Biblical Zoo, will spend a week in the flood-hit locale.

Georgian authorities expressed their gratitude to Israel for the aid.

Some of the escaped zoo animals are still on the loose as of Monday. Read More