Lion Park: Two lionesses still on the loose

2008-11-14 00:00

It has been over 48 hours since 12 lions escaped from the Lion Park near Camperdown on Wednesday night — and two lionesses are still roaming around in the park.

Lion park owner Brian Boswell said 10 were lured into cages on Thursday morning, and the other two are only “100 yards” away.

However, reporters and photographers have not been allowed into the park to see for themselves.

Boswell said yesterday: “You cannot see the lions; a man is stationed in the reserve and uses a pair of binoculars to keep track of their movements.

“We cannot dart the lions because we are afraid that this will also push them deeper into the tall grass,” he said.

Boswell said he does not want to alarm the public, and that none of the lions got out of the reserve.

A local resident, Merle Smout, says she spotted a lioness on her way to work on Thursday, in Blackburrow Road near Hayfields shopping centre.

“I was so shocked; I actually stopped on the bridge to take a closer look. It definitely wasn’t a big dog because it walked … like a lion walks,” she added.

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