UPDATE: Another tiger was spotted in Johannesburg on Monday morning found, and sedated

Posted on 30 January 2023 By Jordyn Johnson

A tiger was seen in Edenvale in the East Rand on Monday morning, 30 January, but has been found and recaptured.

This follows Sheba the tiger, who escaped her enclosure in Walkerville, Johannesburg on 14 January, and eventually had to be shot and killed.

READ: Escaped tiger on the loose in South Joburg

A video emerged of the animal outside an office building at 5:22 in the morning. The Edenvale Community Police Forum (CPF) posted on their Facebook page that ‘the teams are busy searching’ and that they ‘are trying to keep the area clear to allow the teams to work and also to keep the animal as calm as possible.’

News24 reported that the NSPCA has contacted the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development ‘given that they are responsible for issuing permits and allowing these dangerous and wild animals to be kept in captivity in a residential area.’

The SAS Security spokesman, Gary, told The Citizen that residents must ‘be aware there is a tiger. From the footage, it seems to be a young tiger, it’s not very big, but still, a tiger is a tiger.’

SWAT SOS 27/7 was able to locate the tiger in Edenvale and recapture it. It was sedated and is being taken to an animal sanctuary. It is still unknown who the owner of the animal is.

Residents were advised to remain vigilant and keep their pets indoors until further notice. CPF also ask that ‘should you see anything please let (them) know immediately.’

This is a developing story.

ALSO READ: Sheba the tiger has been found, shot and killed

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