CapeNature under fire for putting down Simba

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[…]

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Lion cub rescued from Athlone

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[…]

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Lioness ripped off tourist’s shoulder: eyewitness

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[…]

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Lion attack victim identified

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[…]

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Lion attack victim confirmed as US citizen

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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