- Karoo National Park
- South Africa
Cape Town - Sylvester, the lion that escaped from the Karoo National Park for a second time on Tuesday, 29 March, will be put down once he is re-captured, SANParks announced on Tuesday.
“We will not take him back to the park," Reynold Thakhuli for SANParks told Traveller24. "Unfortunately, this lion has now been identified as a damage-causing animal and will be euthanised”.
"Thus far, we have received reports that he has killed a cow," Thakhuli says.
Last year, when Sylvester went AWOL for more than three weeks, he killed 26 sheep along with other game belonging to private owners.
We, the undersigned, call on all people around the world to save Sylvester the Lion. Sylvester has been living in the Karoo National Park for many years now.
He has a right to live! Let us protect our beautiful courageous lion of Africa
The Save Sylvester the Lion petition to Karoo National Park was written by Kariena Kolisko and is in the category Animal Rights at GoPetition.