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KWS captures stray lion in Rongai, returns it to Nairobi Park

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 28 — A team of rangers and veterinary officers from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) safely evacuated a sub-adult lion that strayed from the Nairobi National Park to Ongata Rongai on the outskirts of Nairobi Wednesday.

The lion was stuck between a concrete wall and iron sheets.

The wildlife agency said the animal was examined by the veterinary team before it was returned to the Nairobi National Park.

Cases of wild animals, especially lions, being spotted in public areas within Nairobi and its environs have been common in the recent past.

Lions have often found their way out of the park which is considered one of Nairobi’s centres of attraction being the only such facility located within a city worldwide.

Conservation experts have linked the trend to encroachment of wildlife corridors.

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