A lioness escaped from a farm in South Korea, touching off an emergency search earlier than it was killed by a hunter Monday
ByThe Related Press
August 13, 2023, 10:10 PM
SEOUL, South Korea — A lioness escaped from a farm in South Korea, touching off an emergency search earlier than it was killed by a hunter Monday, officers mentioned.
The proprietor of the farm within the southeastern county of Goryeong reported the escape after discovering her cage empty. Authorities shortly despatched law enforcement officials, emergency staff and civilian hunters to the world, Goryeong police mentioned.
Individuals had been banned from coming into a mountain space the place the lioness was believed to have moved earlier than one of many hunters killed her close to the farm the place it had lived, in keeping with county officers.
There have been no reviews of the lioness attacking anybody. The lioness had final been seen in her cage when she was fed Sunday evening and it wasn’t recognized when she escaped.
The farm has no different lions or lionesses and largely raises beef cattle.
The farm’s proprietor instructed investigators the lioness had been handed over when the farm was bought final 12 months, Goryeong police mentioned.
It wasn’t instantly recognized if the farm’s earlier proprietor had official permission to boost the lioness.