The South African police service has warned community members after a lioness escaped from a container in North West province.
The lioness is said to have escaped while being transported by its owner on the back of a truck.
It’s not clear exactly when or how the big cat escaped from the container, with the owner only realising it after reaching the destination in Tlakgameng, local media reported.
Nature reserve workers and farmers are on the hunt for the wild cat.
The police have urged anyone who sees the lioness to report to the nature conservation authorities.
It comes after two tigers went on the loose in two separate incidents last month in Gauteng province.