In August 2019, three suspects were arrested for being in illegal possession of a lion cub that was dubbed Simba. The little lion was found in a house in Athlone, on the Cape Flats, and Sulaiman Effendi, Shurud Jacobs and Moegamat Simons were charged with the illegal possession of an[…]
An Organised Crime Investigation (OCI) was launched by detectives on Wednesday following a tip-off that a lion cub had been smuggled from Thabazimbi in Limpopo to the Western Cape. Various addresses in the Athlone area were searched, according to SAPS spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana, to find the little cub. Eventually the[…]
The lion which attacked its owner at a private game reserve near Thabazimbi in Limpopo over the weekend was killed during the incident. Michael Hodge, 72, the owner of Marakele Predator Centre “bottle raised” Shamba since birth. Hodge broke his jaw and sustained injuries to his neck during the attack.[…]
The lioness which attacked and killed an American tourist ripped out part of her shoulder and also tore into her face and chest, an eyewitness has told various newspapers. “The lioness had half of the passenger’s shoulder in her mouth. It was too late for anyone to save her,” engineer[…]
The UK’s Daily Mail on Wednesday named the American woman killed by a lioness at the Fourways Lion Park outside Johannesburg as Katherine Chappell. The website reported that Chappell was a 29-year-old film editor who worked on an Emmy-winning episode of Game of Thrones. She was in Africa to raise[…]
The US embassy in South Africa has confirmed that the woman who was killed by a lion at the Lion Park in Johannesburg on Monday afternoon was an American citizen. ”Out of respect for the privacy of the family, we will not be releasing the name or commenting any further,”[…]
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