Missing Plateau hyena found alive, returned to cage

A hyena in Plateau State which escaped at the Jos Wildlife Park has been found alive and returned to its cage.


In a statement issued on Tuesday by the management of the Plateau State Tourism Cooperation led by Chuwang Pwajok, the hyena was discovered after a relentless search and immediately tranquillized and captured.


The statement read in part, “The Management of Plateau State Tourism Corporation would like to inform the general public that after relentless search and rescue efforts, the missing hyena has finally been found, tranquilised, captured and safely returned to its enclosure.


 “We deeply appreciate the general public for remaining calm and cooperative. This greatly assisted in the search and rescue of the animal. Thank you.”


Recall that hyena kept at the Jos Wildlife Park within Dong Community in Jos North Local Government Area of the state went missing on Sunday after escaping from its confinement.


The development caused panic among residents of Dong and the neighbouring state and Federal Low-Cost communities in the past two days.

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