Hamerton Zoo has confirmed that no animals have escaped from the Cambridgeshire park.
The park was closed this morning as emergency services attended to the scene of a ‘serious incident’.
Social media was soon awash with reports a tiger had escaped.
A zoo spokesperson told UNILAD:
I can confirm no animal has escaped and full details will be sent out in a press release later this afternoon.
A police spokesperson was reported by The Mirror as saying:
We were called around 11.15am to reports of a serious incident at Hamerton Park.
Officers attended the scene along with ambulance crews and MAGPAS [air ambulance].
Yesterday we celebrated Cicip's 8th birthday with a box full of treats! Happy birthday Cicip! pic.twitter.com/ca1FrM2moH
— Hamerton Zoo Park (@HamertonZoo) May 4, 2017
Police later tweeted to confirm that no animals escaped, but full details were yet to be established.
We attended an incident at Hamerton Zoo Park today. We are unable further info at this time but we can confirm that no animals have escaped.
— Cambs police (@CambsCops) May 29, 2017
More to follow.
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