Streetwise lioness must have fled Francistown- DWNP officials

Dreaded queen: A lioness had Francistowners in the grip of fear
Dreaded queen: A lioness had Francistowners in the grip of fear

FRANCISTOWN: The Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) senior officials here have said that it is relatively safe for residents to walk the streets of the city without fear as a lioness that was recently spotted could have moved elsewhere.

The senior wildlife warden at the DWNP office in Francistown, Shepherd Mothi, said that there is a high possibility that the animal could have fled  Francistown to neighbouring villages or even further afield.

“Our view is that if the lioness was indeed still in the city, it could have killed one or a few animals, probably cattle in farms around the city, which is usually the case with lions when they are around an area.

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