PIC | Lion cub found in house in Athlone in Cape Town suburb

The lion cub that was found in Cape Town (Supplied)
The lion cub that was found in Cape Town (Supplied)

A fluffy lion cub has been taken to a place of safety after it was found in Athlone, Cape Town, police said on Thursday. 

Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said on Thursday that organised crime detectives got wind of the cub that was transported from Thabazimbi, north west of Pretoria, to the Western Cape. 

"Various addresses were searched in the Athlone area and the lion cub was found in Athlone," she said.

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The stock theft unit registered a possession of endangered species docket and the cub was taken to a place of safety.

Police said the cub was valued at R50 000. 

Three people, aged 28 to 30, were taken in for questioning and the investigation is ongoing.

Lion cub

Warrant Officers HS Schroeder and AJ van Greunen pose with the lion cub. (SAPS)

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