A tiger broke out of its cage at the zoo here on Sunday evening, spreading panic among the large crowd present, and was still at large, officials said.
However, all the visitors to the Kamala Nehru Zoological Gardens and personnel at the veterinary hospital inside the premises, were evacuated safely.
According to Forest Department sources, the incident happened at around 5 p.m., with the big cat's sudden emergence creating panic all around.
Efforts were on to recapture the animal but the growing darkness made the task difficult.
Visitors leaving the premises said they were scared enormously when the animal broke free but it had not tried to attack anyone.
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