Tuesday, September 28, 2021

KWS transfer sub-adult lion spotted in Ongata Rongai

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A team of rangers from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has successfully immobilized and transferred a lion spotted in Ongata Rongai, Kajiado County.

The sub-adult lion is reported to have been hiding in between a concrete wall and iron sheets before members of the public alerted the rangers who responded swiftly.

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“This morning, a sub-adult male lion was spotted stuck between a concrete wall and iron sheets in Ongata Rongai area, Kajiado County. KWS was alerted by members of the public and promptly dispatched rangers & the veterinary team to the scene.” Said KWS.

Upon their arrival, the KWS officers quickly darted, immobilized, and transferred the lion to their veterinary facility where it will be observed before it is released to the forest.

“The lion was successfully darted, immobilized, and safely transferred to the veterinary facility for observation & collaring before being released back to the park.

KWS wishes to thank the public for the prompt alert and cooperation during the capture exercise.” Said KWS

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