Lion Incident at Hyderabad Zoo Quickly Contained, Says Curator

A lion incident at Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad, was swiftly managed within 20 minutes, ensuring no harm to visitors, confirms Curator Dr. Sunil S Hiremath.

Sumit Kumar
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By A Staff Reporter

Hyderabad, Telangana: Dr. Sunil S Hiremath, Curator at Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad, reported a minor incident involving a lion under treatment for hind leg paralysis. The incident occurred at the zoo's summer house when a keeper, while cleaning the night house, inadvertently left the intermediary door open, allowing the lion to come out.

"The lion, who is eight years old and was nearly recovered, came out and scratched the keeper's hand. The keeper screamed and alerted everyone. Security personnel acted immediately, closing all doors," said Dr. Hiremath.

As it was a Monday, the zoo was closed to the public, aiding in the swift containment of the situation. Nearby gates were also secured to restrict the lion's movement.

"The overall rescue was completed within 20 minutes, with everyone responding promptly to the emergency," Dr. Hiremath added. The situation was resolved without further incident, ensuring the safety of both the animal and the staff.