Lion still on the loose in Limpopo

2011-03-08 10:52

A lion seen roaming parts of Limpopo over the weekend had not been found, the Environmental Affairs Department said today.

“Our rangers are on high alert looking for the lion, but we suspect it may have gone back into the wild,” said spokesman Joshua Kwapa.

There were no reported injuries or loss of livestock, he said.

The animal escaped over the weekend and possibly came from the Makuya Game Reserve or the nearby Kruger National Park.

The SABC reported that the lion was last seen at Matatani village and scared away people who were queuing to register for the upcoming local government elections.

The broadcaster further reported that it was headed towards the Niani village near Thohoyandou.

This could not be confirmed.

“It is not roaming the streets. It was reported near a village and we sent people to go look for it,” said Kwapa.

“Like I said, we believe it’s gone back to the wild.” 

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