Missing Lion Spotted by Emergency Services in Winburg

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Residents in Winburg, Free State are urged to be on the lookout for a missing lion. Image: SUPPLIED

A lion was spotted by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) nearby a correctional service between Winburg and Makelaketla towns in the Free State.

The lion was spotted this morning around 5h30 a.m. while EMS were on work duties. It is reported that the lion disappeared  shortly after the EMS staff spotted it. According to provincial Health spokesperson, Mondli Mvambi, EMS are working closely with police services to locate the lion.

It is believed that the lion escaped from one of the lion farms around Winburg, however, no missing lion has yet been reported.

Mvambi urges all members of the community who have spotted the lion to come forward with the information.

Mvambi said since the spotting of animal, the police have not yet updated him and he’s unsure of whether it has been found or not.

Winburg police spokesperson, Malebo Khosana could not comment on the matter as no case has been opened within this regard.

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