A manhunt has been launched for those who poisoned three lions and mutilated the animals on the farm Lusthof outside Kroonstad.
The police’s endangered species section of the stock theft unit launched the search, police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel said.
“It is alleged that the farm securities who were doing patrols in the lion enclosures noticed that three lions were poisoned, paws and jaws were removed,” said Ngoepe.
“The suspects in this matter are still unknown and there is no arrest. Police investigations are still continuing”.