Dangerous lion remains at large in Mangetti

ONGWEDIVA: A dangerous lion remains at large in the Oshikoto Region’s Mangetti area.

The Chief Control Warden of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) in the north-central regions, Chrispin Nkonkwena said here on Monday that the lion is one of four that have been troubling the Mangetti community since 19 May this year.

“Those lions have already killed 32 cattle, a donkey and a horse in that area,” he said.

Nkonkwena pointed out that a team of ministry officials captured one of the lions on 09 June and took it back to the Etosha National Park from where they escaped.

The officials killed two of the lions – a male on 19 May and female on 26 May.

Nkonkwena said the lion, which is still at large, is dangerous and warned members of the community to refrain from confronting it.

He advised people to report the movement and/or whereabouts of the lion to the regional MET office.

Wild animals easily escape from the park because the protective wire fence is regularly vandalised at several places.