Essex police have called off the hunt looking for a lion that was spotted in a field in Essex.
It was last night when a member of the public called the police to tell them that a Lion was on the loose.
Members of the public where told to stay in their houses and not to go out until the wild animal is found!
The hunt has now been called off and the police have called the hunt for the lion off.
When you look at the photo you can see that its not a lion as it looks like a dog or a big cat.
Essex police spokesman said today:
“We believe what was seen on Sunday evening was either a large domestic cat or a wild cat.
“Extensive searches have been carried out, areas examined and witnesses spoken to; yet nothing has been found to suggest that a lion was in the area.”
Some one had set a twitter account up making out to be the lion and its attracted over 37,000 followers but since the account has been suspended.
At a Zoo 75 miles outside of Johannesburg one of the Zoo Keepers has been killed by a lioness.
We dont know weatherhe was feeding the lioness or cleaning the cage he was called Joe Ramonetha, 63.
The Lioness attacked the man by the throat!
“It was evident that a terrible accident had occurred — gates were left open — the incident thus occurred due to human error.”
A zoo manager said:
“The staff are trained to close all gates on entering the facility, to let the lions out into the outside camp area, secure the entrances to the night rooms and passage before any work commenced.
Joe was attacked in the staff passage and sustained a fatal bite wound to his throat.”
The zoo mangers are meeting each other to talk about what is going to happen to the lioness Joe has left behind his wife and four adult children.
We are thinking of the family at this time.