According to Yonhap’s report, the owner of the farm where the lioness lives, stated that the back door of the cage was open and they informed the police when they realized that the lion had escaped.
159 people, including police, firefighters and local hunters, took part in the operation to find the lion on the “endangered species” list.
It was decided to kill the lion, which was at risk of escaping to residential areas, on the grounds that it would take time to neutralize it.
About an hour after the incident was reported to the police, the lion was shot dead in the forest area close to the farm.
Regional officials shared the information that the lion was raised unregistered in the tourist animal farm, which only has a cattle breeding license.
On the other hand, according to CNN’s report, officials from the Daegu Regional Environmental Office announced that the lioness had an “endangered species” record.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) placed lions on its “Red List of Threatened Species” in 2014.