An escaped lion was filmed prowling the streets of an Italian seaside city for a number of hours after escaping from a circus.
Movies confirmed the massive cat strolling by means of darkish and abandoned streets of Ladispoli, close to Rome, on Saturday night.
Mayor Alessandro Grando warned residents to remain at house whereas police and circus employees sought to catch the animal.
In a Fb submit, greater than 5 hours after his unique message raised the alarm, Mr Grando mentioned the lion had been “sedated and captured”.
“Now he might be taken in hand by the circus employees,” he wrote, thanking emergency providers and volunteers who helped carry the beast, reportedly named Kimba, to heel.
“I hope that this episode can stir some consciences and that we are able to lastly put an finish to the exploitation of animals in circuses,” the mayor added.
He additional acknowledged that he had not authorised the presence of a circus with lions within the city, however mentioned he didn’t have the ability to forestall it.