A stray lion captured in Kenyan town

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A lion has been captured in a town just south of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

NAIROBI—  Residents of Ongata Rongai reported spotting the big cat hiding in a narrow alley.

They believed It had strayed in from nearby Nairobi National Park.

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) was called in and the animal was “darted and immobilised” so it could be moved.

KWS says The lion has been taken to a “veterinary facility for observation and collaring before being released back to the park”,

In a tweet, it thanked the public for their co-operation and urged people to call wildlife officials should other lions were found in urban areas.

It was noted that this was not the first time lions have wandered into residential areas from the The Nairobi National Park which is a major tourist attraction and is home to lions, leopards, buffaloes and rhinos among other wild animals.

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