Lion on the loose - again

7 Days in Dubai - - GLOBAL NEWS -

Last year, a South African lion earned the nick­name ‘Spook’ - ‘Ghost’ in Afrikaans - af­ter it es­caped from a na­tional park and eluded searchers for more than three weeks. Now Spook has bro­ken out again. A he­li­copter yes­ter­day searched for the lion, which was fit­ted with a satel­lite track­ing col­lar af­ter last year’s es­cape from Ka­roo Na­tional Park and should be eas­ier to trace this time, park spokes­woman Fay­roush Lu­dick said. The lion, which es­caped overnight on Sun­day, has be­come a “prob­lem an­i­mal” and will be killed be­cause he knows how to get out of the park and could en­dan­ger peo­ple, Lu­dick said. Spook killed a cow on Mon­day and is be­lieved to be about 20km out­side the park’s bound­ary. Dur­ing its last es­cape, the lion roamed about 185km.

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