Lioness, Cubs On the Loose

| December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

The public in Francistown and surrounding areas have been aised to be cautious following a tip off about a roaming lioness and cubs.

In an interview on Tuesday December 30, senior wildlife warden of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) in Francistown, Mr Sherpard Mothi said tracks of the female lion and two cubs were discovered on December 27 near the Hindu Society place, along the FrancistownMatsiloje road, just after the Donga Botswana Defence Force (BDF) camp.

Efforts by wildlife and police officers to locate the preys however proved futile because of the unfavourable weather conditions.

“We conducted a two-day search from December 28 and even engaged the police helicopter in the quest to find them but still could not come up with anything.”

Mr Mothi however said his officers were continuing with their efforts to find the animals and capture them since they were dangerous to human beings as well as domestic animals.

“The lioness can be very dangerous because it is not in its territory.It could possess high stress levels and therefore people should be very vigilant at all times.”

He appealed to the public to report to the relevant authorities should they locate the predators.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: General

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