Track­ers hope­ful of cap­tur­ing five roam­ing lions on the run

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TRACK­ING ex­perts are hope­ful of find­ing five lions that have been roam­ing around Fochville on Jo­han­nes­burg’s West Rand for weeks.

A male lion was re­ported to have been roam­ing around the area for weeks‚ but ear­lier this week it was con­firmed that five lions had been spot­ted.

Cap­tured in Africa Foun­da­tion’s Drew Abra­ham­son‚ who had been alerted about the lion by the Green Scor­pi­ons last month‚ said the track­ers were re­con­sid­er­ing their plans.

“We came across mul­ti­ple tracks‚ es­pe­cially around wa­ter­holes‚ which made the search more dif­fi­cult.

The tracks were cross­ing over each other so it was not ini­tially pos­si­ble to say 100% for sure that what we were look­ing at was a lion’s tracks‚” she said.

Abra­ham­son said they were plan­ning on putting out some bait and traps this week­end in an at­tempt to cap­ture the lions.

Abra­ham­son said they be­lieved the lions had es­caped from a pri­vate owner who didn’t nec­es­sar­ily have the right per­mits. — Jan Born­man

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