Cape Town - The three-year-old Sylvester the lion will not be put down.
Four days after he was found wandering in the Karoo and classified a “danger causing” animal, SANParks’s Wanda Mkutshulwa said there was no reason to end his life.
“Euthanasia is not an option at this stage,” Mkutshulwa said.
Motivated by uncertainty about Sylvester’s future, about 200 people gathered in Cape Town at the weekend to protest the possibility of putting him down.
SANParks issued a statement last week announcing the lion would be put down after it escaped from the Karoo National Park for a second time.