Manhunt for Limpopo lodge’s lion killers

The police in Tzaneen has launched a manhunt for suspects involved in the unlawful hunting or hunting without a permit of specially protected animals(lions). Photos: Limpopo Police

LIMPOPO – The police in Tzaneen have launched a manhunt for suspects involved in the killing of three lions worth nearly R1 million at a well known lodge just outside Tzaneen reports Letaba Herald.

According to a statement issued by Police Spokesperson, Lt Col Moatshe Ngoepe, it is alleged that unknown number of suspects cut the fence and entered the lion cage at the lodge and killed three brown male lions in the early hours on Wednesday.

“The paws and heads of all three lions were cut off. The total value of these lions amounts to R900 000,” he says.

No arrests have been made as yet and police investigations continue.

Anyone with information regarding the unlawful hunting or hunting without a permit of specially protected animals(lions) is urged to contact the nearest Police Station or Colonel Jabulani Ngobeni at 082 451 7169. Or alternatively you can contact  the 24-hour crime stop number 0860010111.

 

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