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Update: All tigers are accounted for in the Oakland Zoo

Just when you thought it could not get worse

  • May. 31, 2020 1:30 a.m.

Law enforcement authorities reported Sunday that there is a tiger on the loose near the Oakland Zoo, and then, quickly retracted the announcement.

The Alameda County Sheriff tweeted on its official account:

‘Reports of a Tiger on the loose near the Oakland Zoo. If you see it call 911. 98th Ave at Golf Links.”

Soon, the sheriff tweeted that it was likely a false alarm:

“Tigers are all accounted for at the Oakland Zoo. They just checked and confirmed.”

The Oakland Zoo later explained that the report was a false alarm. “The reports about any of our animals being outside of the Zoo are FALSE. The FALSE report was given by a bus driver to the Alameda County Sheriff. Thank you all for your concern and have a safe night!,” the zoo tweeted on its official account.

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