Ma­jor hunt for lion on loose in KZN

The Citizen (KZN) - - News - CNS re­porter

A mas­sive search has been launched for a male lion that was spot­ted a few kilo­me­tres out­side of Dundee.

The lion, which was seen in the vicin­ity of the Dundee/Nquthu area of north­ern KwaZulu-Natal, killed a calf in the area on Sun­day and at­tempted to kill an­other yes­ter­day, re­ports North­ern Natal Courier.

Work­ers on the farm also spot­ted large tracks on the ground. Mo­tion-sen­sor cam­eras were set up in the area and footage cap­tured a large male lion in the area.

The Saps, mem­bers of Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and farm­ers are search­ing for the lion in an at­tempt to cap­ture it alive. It is un­clear where the an­i­mal came from, or how it ended up in the area. Any­one who sees the lion is urged to con­tact War­rant Of­fi­cer Khu­malo at the Dundee Po­lice Sta­tion. – Cax­ton News Ser­vice

ON THE HUNT. A mo­tion-sen­sor cam­era cap­tures the lion.

Pic­tures: Sup­plied

TRACKS. Lion spoor.

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