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SAPS trackers join search for missing lion

Today marks the 10th day since the three-year-old lion escaped from the Karoo National Park.

FILE: Today marks the 10th day since the three-year-old lion escaped from the Karoo National Park. Picture: Facebook

CAPE TOWN - South African Police Service (SAPS) trackers have joined in the search of the missing Karoo lion.

Today marks the 10th day since the three-year-old lion escaped from the Karoo National Park.

Trackers spotted the lion on Friday, but were unable to rescue it because it was in a dense bush which made it difficult for the veterinary to tranquilize it.

SANParks Fayrouch Ludick says trackers are back in the area where the lion was last seen.

"Chief police trackers from the SAPS in Cape Town were going to join them. They had offered their assistance to the park late on Friday. I believe they would have joined this morning in the field looking for the lion which was last seen last night."

Last week, Beaufort West farmworkers were asked to stay indoors for their safety.