The Management of Kano Zoological Garden has deployed a team of experts to capture the escaped lion which is still within the Garden.
The Managing Director of the Zoo, Alhaji Saidu Gwadabe disclosed this in an interview in Kano on Sunday.
He said the experts were armed with necessary weapons to ensure the success of the operation as well as the safety of their lives and the residents of the area.He said the team would do everything possible to capture the escaped animal alive.
“We don’t want to kill the lion unless it becomes the last option as they can shoot it to make it unconscious.”
He said the operation which started on Saturday night had to be suspended around 11 p.m. because of the darkness of the bush where it was currently hiding in the zoo.
He, however, expressed hope that the operation would be successful as the lion had not destroyed or harmed anyone