Kano Zoo Provides Fresh Update On Escaped Lion
The lion had escaped while the rangers working at the zoo were trying to put it back to its cage. (file image)

The management of Kano Zoological Gardens says the lion that escaped from its cage on Saturday night “has been sedated.”

Concise News reports that the Managing Director of Kano Zoological Garden, Alhaji Usman Gwadabe, confirmed on Sunday morning that a team of experts had sedated the escaped lion with the help of police officers.

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“The lion has been sedated but we are still waiting for a reinforcement of a stronger sedative to have a full control of the animal,” he said.

“The professionals with the support of armed security personnel were able to sedate the lion which has not been very effective. So we have sent for reinforcement.”

The lion had escaped while the rangers working at the zoo were trying to put it back to its cage.

It was gathered that residents of the area went indoors earlier than usual to avoid the consequences of an encounter with a lion.

Meanwhile, policemen, it was also learned, have been deployed to the area.

This online news medium gathered that the lion had broken into ostrich cage last night and ate one of them before the authorities lured it into its cage with two goats.

The Managing Director of the zoo, Sa’idu Gwarzo, told BBC Hausa on Sunday morning that the lion was found at goats’ cage where he had eaten up all of them.

“We have closed the cage and are going to tranquilize the lion before transferring it to its cage,” he said.

It was gathered that the deep-chested cat was among other animals that were taken to an exhibition in Nasarawa State recently.