Two lions escape from transport container at Singapore airport

Two lions were safely tranquilized and taken to a secure facility after escaping from a container at a Singapore airport.

Singapore Airlines confirmed the lions escaped at Changi Airport, but remained contained by safety netting until being shot with a tranquilizer gun by a team from the Mandai Wildlife Group.

The group took the two lions, and five others in the same shipment, to a facility to recover from sedation.

The lions arrived at the airport from another country and had been due to depart the hub for a destination overseas. The lions’ country of origin and intended destination were not released.

Singapore Airlines said an investigation is underway to determine how the lions escaped from the container.