In «Pulkovo» the lion escaped from its cage in the baggage compartment of the aircraft

© Photo : press service of the Department of natural resources and environmental protection Masquelier. Archive photoIn «Pulkovo» the lion escaped from its cage in the baggage compartment of the aircraft© Photo : press service of the Department of natural resources and environmental protection of Moscow

Lion, which escaped from its cage in the baggage compartment of the aircraft, arrived from Grozny to St. Petersburg, found upon arrival at Pulkovo airport, told RIA Novosti press-service of OOO «Air gates of Northern capital» (managing company of Pulkovo airport).

«With the arrival this morning of the terrible flight from Pulkovo in the baggage compartment found the cub. He broke the cell in which it was transported, and was walking through the cargo compartment. We have attracted the rescuers, veterinarians,-specialists, to safely evacuate. Currently, the animal is evacuated and handed over to the specialists,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

In capturing the three-month cub was also attended by the employees of GUMCHS in St. Petersburg. According to the office, to the place of incident, rescuers were called, specialists of the City veterinary service, chief veterinary doctor of the Leningrad zoo, the main Hosseinpoor Pulkovo airport.

«At 15.00 joint efforts of rescuers and veterinarians, the cub managed to catch and put in a cage. Now the animal feels well and will be in a quarantine room until the end of registration and receipt of all documents by citizens carrying the cub,» the statement reads.

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