A stray male lion that was spotted stuck between a concrete wall and iron sheets in Ongata Rongai, Kajiado County, has been captured by KWS officers.
Residents immediately alerted Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officers at the Nairobi National Park after they spotted the big cat in Tuskys area, on Wednesday morning, July 28.
A group of rangers and veterinary doctors that were dispatched by KWS successfully darted, immobilized and safely transferred the sub-adult lion for observation before being released back to the park.
It is not clear when the lion escaped from the Nairobi National Park. This is not the first time a lion has wandered in Ongata Rongai area.
The park has a partial electric perimeter fence. The fence, however, does not seal off the entire park to allow for natural migration of animals.
KWS thanked the locals for promptly informing the agency of the lion, as well as their cooperation during the capture exercise.
“We urge the public to report such occurrences on our toll free 0800597 000,” says KWS.