Kenya’s wildlife rangers search for roaming lions in Nairobi

Nairobi, Feb 19 (IANS) Kenya’s wildlife rangers on Friday embarked on a thorough search for two lions that sneaked out of the Nairobi National Park.

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) spokesman Paul Udoto said a team was dispatched across the city to hunt down the two lionesses that were last seen around Lang’ata residential estate and other neighbourhoods near the park on Thursday, Xinhua reported.

“We have dispatched our teams comprising veterinary official to search for the two lions,” Udoto said.

According to Udoto, the lions were reported to have strayed from the park late Thursday but four of them were found. Two of them were still roaming within the city.

“We are intensifying the search because these are highly populated areas. We are appealing to anyone with information about them to share it with us,” he said, adding that the wild animals are dangerous and may cause panic along people in Nairobi.

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