Lion feared loose in Tampa Bay area caught, caged

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, January 3, 2014 11:40 am | Updated: 9:05 pm, Sat Feb 8, 2014.

SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) - A lion that slipped out of an enclosure at a Tampa Bay-area wildlife sanctuary has been caught and tranquilized.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Gary Morse says the 7-year-old female lion will be returned to an "inspected, secure cage" at the Survival Outreach Sanctuary.

Authorities set up a perimeter around the property while they tried to determine whether the lion also had escaped through an outer enclosure.

An investigation into how the lion got loose is underway.

Messages left at the sanctuary were not immediately returned.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

More about

More about

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.

Right Now

weather

Today

weather
86°
Details

Tomorrow

weather
83°
Details

Today

weather
82°
Details

Today

weather
85°
Details
Cool Today

SUBMIT PHOTOS & VIDEOS | VIEW ALL PHOTOS & VIDEOS

Send your photos & videos to Pix@MySuncoast.com and you could be featured on ABC 7 & our website.