Man arrested for alleged canned lion hunting in Limpopo

Officials say a white lion was found dead with its head and paws severed.

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JOHANNESBURG - Limpopo police have arrested a man for alleged canned lion hunting.

A white lion was found dead with its head and paws severed. Officials believe the animal was poisoned.

Three other suspects are still on the run.

The police's Motlafela Mojapelo says, “A 31-year-old suspect was arrested on Wednesday and all paws and the head was recovered. We’re investigating the involvement of other suspects as we believe three people managed to evade arrest.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)