Police in Berlin and Brandenburg are continuing their search for a lioness that was seen in the town of Kleinmachnow near the German capital. Hundreds of police officers, veterinarians and city hunters are involved in the search operation, according to German media.
The police in Berlin and Brandenburg are continuing the search for a lioness that was seen on Wednesday night in the town of Kleinmachnow near the German capital. 220 policemen from Berlin and about 100 from Brandenburg are involved in the search, German media reported.
“We will continue to operate until the animal is found,” a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police said on Thursday evening. Veterinarians and city hunters are also involved in the search.
At the same time, the Brandenburg police are also continuing their search. Late in the afternoon it was reported that over 100 policemen were on duty, writes the portal of the daily Bild.
The search for a lioness in Berlin and Brandenburg
In the morning, in an official statement, the authorities of Kleinmachnow near Berlin warned of a “dangerous wild animal” in the wild. Residents have been urged to stay at home and ensure the safety of pets and farm animals. The media reported that it was about a lioness.
The police were alerted by the citizens. “Two passers-by saw the animal following another,” a police spokesman said. One of the animals was a boar, and the other was a predatory cat, a lioness.
“Both men also recorded a video with a mobile phone and even seasoned police officers had to confirm that it was probably a lioness,” the spokesman added.
As noted by Reuters, in the hours following the notification, no dead boar was found in the area.
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