Two rare jaguars have been shot and killed after they escaped their enclosure at a zoo near Athens.
The incident happened earlier in December but it was only revealed through an announcement by the Attica Zoological park on Saturday.
According to the announcement, the two big cats, named Jenny and Spotty, escaped their controlled area, triggering the security protocol.
The announcement says that there was no danger to visitors and the staff during the incident, but it does not specify exactly how the two animals escaped.
Its claim that anesthesia cannot be effective with such animals has raised eyebrows. Many Greek social media users cited the incident at a New Orleans zoo in July when a vet team sedated a jaguar that had escaped from its habitat and killed six animals.