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Missing Tiger Found Dead Three Weeks After Tbilisi Zoo Flooding

The carcass of the last missing tiger from the flooded zoo in Georgia's capital has been found on the ground of a swimming pool complex.

The tiger, found on July 5, was the last of the animals missing after raging flood waters inundated their enclosures three weeks ago, Tbilisi Zoo Director Zuraba Gurielidze told reporters.

The flash flood tore through central districts of Tbilisi, destroying the zoo and killing 19 people, including three zoo workers.

The flooding killed more than half of the zoo's 600 animals, including about 20 tigers, lions, and jaguars.

One of the tigers was on the loose for several days and mauled a man to death before being shot by police.

The hunt for the last missing tiger continued until its remains were found by workers cleaning up after the flood at the Laguna Vere pool complex.

Based on reporting by AP, Interfax, and TASS