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Last Updated: Saturday January 30 2010 15:06 GMT

Escaped tigers are recaptured

A Bengal tiger looks from its cage at a state zoological park in Gauhati, India

Visitors to a zoo in north east India got a nasty surprise when two tigers escaped from their enclosures.

Zoo keepers at Assam state Zoo said the tigers managed to sneak out while their cages were being cleaned.

The animals were on the loose for around two hours, before they were tranquilised and taken back to their enclosures.

Around 10,000 visitors were evacuated while the tigers were recaptured, and luckily no one was hurt.