Tiger that had escaped was still at large in Johannesburg on Monday afternoon

Monday afternoon, trackers, police, and homeowners are STILL looking for the runaway tiger.

Police have issued a RED ALERT as the escaped tiger is still on the run in Johannesburg’s Walkerville and nearby areas.

According to police spokesperson Colonel Dimakatso Sello, the tiger escaped its cage and attacked a 39-year-old man and a dog in the neighborhood after escaping its enclosure.

Still on the loose in JHB, the public is asked to be on high alert for a TIGER.

“Community residents are urged to remain vigilant following the escape of a tiger from a smallholding in the Kliprivier region on Saturday, January 14, 2023.

“For their own safety, the public is warned not to approach the animal.”

Additionally, a tiger attacked and killed an employee at the Seaview Predator Park.

Here is the most recent information regarding the tiger:

The animal was an adult female.

The large cat is the female half of a pair of privately owned tigers from Walkers Fruit Farms.

The tiger’s owner could not be determined at this time.

The owner asserted that the fence had been cut, allowing the animal to escape Saturday night.

If you have sighted the tiger, please call the following numbers to alert the police and other teams:

contact Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.
The Vereeniging and Vanderbiljpark SPCA – 083 292 5862
Additionally, a tiger has escaped in Walkerville, Johannesburg.

The Vereeniging and Vanderbiljpark SPCA stated that its crew was also on the scene and collaborating closely with authorities to secure the tiger’s safe capture.

If the tiger was observed, residents of Walkerville and the surrounding area were instructed to call the emergency number 083 292 5862 immediately.

Gresham Mandy of the Walkerville community policing forum told Newzroom Afrika that the animal had previously killed a dog and assaulted a man who was walking approximately one kilometer from the farm.

“As he bent over to tie his shoes, she attacked him from behind; he screamed, and then people with torches ran out of one of the dwellings and chased the tiger away.”

Mandy Gresham Gresham

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