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Botswana lioness escapes into SA

2012-05-18 14:19

Johannesburg - A lioness has escaped from a farm in Botswana and crossed the border into South Africa, North West police said on Friday.

"It is alleged that it may have escaped from the Kgale farm in Botswana," Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said.

The big cat had been seen near the Swartkopfontein border post between Botswana and Mahikeng.

"It was first seen by villagers and police officers on the South African side of the border on Wednesday."

Conservationists had been working with police to find the lioness since Thursday.

"It's important for people to be on the lookout as it is a wild animal."

It was hoped the lioness could be darted and taken back to Botswana.

Comments
  • Sharon - 2012-05-18 14:27

    Jeez it is so nice here, even the lions are sneaking across the borders!

      E=MC2 - 2012-05-18 15:32

      refugee lioness :)

      benardmonte - 2012-05-19 07:17

      I disagree............Safety, living standards et al, Botswana is far much better than home (ZA). Botswana GNP/Capita is $13,700, while ZA is $10,360. Murder rates almost Zero (they hang murderers-----remember white murderer Marrieta Bosch. Kagisos?).

  • vangiz - 2012-05-18 14:32

    What?! Not another refugee??! ;)

  • Tuco - 2012-05-18 14:52

    illegals come in all shapes and sizes lol!!

  • adrien.mcguire - 2012-05-18 15:22

    Services are urgently required at Ellis Park !

      E=MC2 - 2012-05-18 15:32

      hahahaha nice! :-)

  • Bryan - 2012-05-18 15:23

    Hope she got her Passport stamped:-)

  • Rosa - 2012-05-18 16:07

    what ever people do... DONT KILL HER!!!

  • ian.d.samson - 2012-05-18 18:06

    More illegal aliens, of the leonine type this time. The animals must be fatter on this side of the border.

  • benardmonte - 2012-05-19 07:12

    Animals are like not like people, ...........they have no borders.......borders are imaginary / physical segregation lines made up by humans..............based on this, the title "Botswana Lioness Escapes into South Africa" is misleading. "A lion Escapes Forced Captivity" will be more appropriate. These animals are held against their will and should be released into wider game reserves

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