The management of Kano Zoological Gardens on Sunday morning announced the capture of a lion that escaped from its cage on Saturday night.
The lion had escaped while the rangers working at the zoo were trying to put it back to its cage.
DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that the lion had broken into ostrich cage last night and ate one of them before the authorities lured the animal 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.
Inside sources however told DAILY NIGERIAN that the big cat has not yet fallen to the effect of darts of tranquilisers shot at him.
“It is still dizzying around the zoo area. The lion left the case before it was shut. Nobody approached him yet. We hope the tranquilisers will sedate him,” said a ranger who spoke to our reporter on the condition of anonymity.
It was gathered that the lion was among other animals that were taken to an exhibition in Nasarawa State.