Escaped Kano lion sedated

Kano Zoological Gardens.
Kano Zoological Gardens.

A lion which escaped from a zoo in Kano has been sedated after it was shot with tranquilisers.

The zoo managing director, Sa’idu Gwadabe confirmed this.


It was earlier thought that the lion was captured but facts have emerged that the lion was only sedated

“The lion has been sedated but we are still awaiting for a reinforcement of a stronger sedative from Abuja to have full control of the animal,” he said.



Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to reflect that the lion was sedated instead of captured that was earlier used. Read updated report here

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