DJIBOUTI (Halbeeg News) – A lioness suspected to have escaped from the Country’s National Park has injured three people in the outskirts of the capital city, Djibouti, paramedics confirmed.
According to the Park management, a majestic predator escaped last week from the Park and that she had been spotted in nearby villages.
The attack reportedly happened on Friday in Duda town which lies 20 km away from Djibouti capital city.
The injured people were rushed to the nearest local hospital in Duda town for treatment.
Head of Duda Hospital told BBC Somali Service that the victims were treated and were in stable condition.
The lioness which is at large is still causing problems in areas and it was spotted at several villages under the town.
The local authorities and a lawmaker from the area urged residents to “exercise extra caution” as the hunt for the animals was underway.
Djibouti game rangers and police officers have intensified the hunt for the beast and that there was hope they could succeed in bringing it back or killing it if necessary.
The game rangers have warned people around the area where the lioness was spotted to be on guard as the hunt continues.