Lion/ lioness allegedly spotted prowling Jo’burg suburb
The Johannesburg SPCA has alerted residents of Oakdene to watch out for a lion/lioness that was allegedly spotted strolling in the suburb.
The Johannesburg SPCA has recently warned the community about a lion/lioness that is allegedly on the loose and last spotted in the Oakdene area.
LION/LIONESS ALLEGEDLY ROAMING THE STREETS OF JOHANESBURG
Residents of the Oakdene suburb in Johannesburg are now on the lookout for a lion or lioness that was spotted in the area and reported to the JSPCA. The Johannesburg SPCA has urged community members to be vigilant and not to approach the lion/lioness if individuals happen to come across it. They assured the residents that they were out and about, looking for him or her.
“Our Inspectors have been receiving numerous phone calls today about a lion or maybe a lioness that was spotted this morning in Oakdene. The JSPCA Inspectors have been out and about looking for the lion/lioness but have yet to spot one,” a statement from the JSPCA read.
“This afternoon we got calls stating the lion/lioness was near the Glen shopping centre. We went out but could not find one. We urge the public if you see him or her or hear anything please do not approach him or her. Stay inside and phone our Duty Inspector on 083 604 1172,” the JSPCA instructed in the statement.
Although the Johannesburg SPCA admits this might be prank callers, they said they are not taking any chances as these kinds of situations were highly possible. In 2016, a lion named Columbus was spotted wandering the streets of Johannesburg after being released by a local film company that borrowed him from a nearby lion park, the New York Post reported.
MZANSI WEIGHS IN
“In this case, okes with drones would be super helpful,” @Dean Du Plessis wrote.
“🙆🙆Tjooo so no jogging for me,” @Jambase Tsipa said.
“it would not be the first time a Lioness who knows were out. Happened a few times this year,” @Marianne Klint Taylor commented.