Gauteng: 2 lions spotted roaming west of Johannesburg

In its Wednesday statement, the police of Gauteng said that no missing lions have been reported on West Rand.

This is as a pair of lions is being sought by the police after the residents reportedly spotted the animals roaming in Westonaria, west of Johannesburg, on Tuesday afternoon.

“There were reports from two sources about two lions in the area. One said the lions were spotted behind the Westonaria sports complex,” police spokesperson Sgt Audrey Sefara said.

As stated by Sefara, police officers initiated a search on Tuesday afternoon and continued on Wednesday. No further sighting of the lions were reported, she said.

The provincial police department urges anyone who has seen the lions to immediately approach the authorities.

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