A stork escaped from its enclosure is devoured by a lioness in a Belgian zoo

This is an unexpected and somewhat sad consequence of storm Eunice, which hit Belgium on Friday. If the strong winds killed two people and caused a lot of damage, the Pairi Daiza zoological park also paid the price, reports France Bleu Nord.

On Friday evening, a tree fell on the aviary in which there was a stork. The animal took the opportunity to escape. A freedom that was short-lived. The eastern stork landed in lion territory and was devoured by a lioness.

“The death of an animal is always a wound”

“Our teams are affected by this loss. The death of an animal is always an injury,” laments the park on its Facebook page. A loss all the more unfortunate since the oriental stork, also called the black-billed stork, is an endangered animal, specifies The Free.

As a precaution, before the storm hit, several animals had been directed to their interior territories. “In material terms, the damage is limited in the Garden of Worlds. A few trees did not resist and some parts of the roofs will have to be replaced, especially in the castle, ”explains the establishment.

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