Cape Town – Residents from a community in the northern part of KwaZulu-Natal reportedly killed one of the two lions suspected to have been terrorising them.
The lion was spotted by residents in the Babanango area at about 05:00 on Thursday, reported IOL.
The report said that two lions were spotted, however, the second one managed to escape with injuries.
This came after two cow carcasses were found in the vicinity, the report said.
On Wednesday, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife spokesperson, Musa Mntambo confirmed that they were aware of the incident after a carcass of a cow was found in the Hluhluwe vicinity though he could not confirm the number of lions on the loose.
The lions were reportedly seen near the Intibane Lodge in the early hours of Tuesday morning and Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park chopper was activated and a search was conducted but the lions were not found.
Only tracks were found inside Intibane and the Sweet Home Bush Camp near Ulundi where the cow carcass was found.
The rhinos were recaptured while the lions had to be put down as they no longer feared people.
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe