In a startling development, Berlin's southern suburbs are on high alert as authorities warn residents about a potentially dangerous animal, suspected to be a lioness, that has been spotted roaming the area. The Brandenburg state police, surrounding the German capital, issued an early morning warning on Thursday, urging people in Kleinmachnow, Teltow, and Stahnsdorf - just outside Berlin's city limits - to exercise extreme caution and keep their pets indoors.
Following the initial alert, the warning was extended to include the southern regions of Berlin, and an official warning app was utilized to keep citizens informed about the potential threat of the roaming animal. Working in tandem with veterinarians and hunters, law enforcement personnel have launched a search operation to locate the elusive creature. However, authorities are currently lacking crucial information about the lioness's owner or its origin.
The situation unfolded when two eyewitnesses reported a large cat in pursuit of a wild boar, a common sight in the Berlin area. Capturing the incident on their smartphones, the witnesses shared the footage with the police, who confirmed that the animal in question closely resembled a lioness. Multiple sightings have since been reported, intensifying concerns among residents and raising questions about the animal's presence.
As the news spread, authorities checked with Berlin's two zoos and local circuses to determine if any lionesses were missing. However, no reports of a missing animal matching the description have been filed, leaving authorities puzzled about how the lioness came to be roaming the suburban regions.
In response to the potential danger posed by the wandering lioness, authorities are urging residents to exercise caution and comply with the safety measures in place until the situation is under control. The directive advises people to stay inside their homes and take necessary precautions to safeguard their pets.
The search for the suspected lioness continues, with police, veterinarians, and hunters working diligently to locate and secure the animal. Updates on the ongoing efforts and any new developments related to the incident are being closely monitored by the authorities as they prioritize the safety and well-being of the community.
Image reconstructed, not actual image of Berlin lioness