For several days, a would-be lioness has been holding the capital of Germany, Berlin, and its surroundings in her grip. Now there is evidence that, most likely, there was no predatory cat at all. After examining the droppings, it appears that the beast, which was inconspicuously captured, ate mainly plants. This is like a pig. Even the hair found does not indicate a lioness.
Berlin media reported that the lioness who led to a massive police deployment on the outskirts of Berlin last week may not have existed at all. The lab found a high percentage of flora in the stool. This is not actually possible if it is a predator, the authorities said.
The hair present is also not of a lioness’s fur, but rather resembles that of a wild boar. The structure of the lion’s hair is completely different. Previously, after analyzing ambiguous images, experts had already concluded that the silhouette did not suit a lioness, but a wild boar. The makers of the images called the police and said they saw a lioness in the forest.
On the same day, the director of the Assad Foundation expressed his doubts to a reporter from this website. The tail seems very short. “The lion is taller and has a point,” he said. But the video is not clear. It remains to guess.”
The most expensive safari ever
The Minister of the Interior of the German state of Brandenburg, Michael Stopgen, confirmed earlier that the intense search for a lioness on the southwestern tip of Berlin and in three neighboring municipalities in Brandburg was justified. “The safety of the population is the top priority. And with the first indications we cannot rule out that we were dealing with a predator.”
After news came on the night from Wednesday to Thursday that a lioness was sighted in the municipality of Kleinmachineau in particular, a massive search was launched that lasted 37 hours. Residents of the searched areas were ordered to stay in their homes. Helicopters, drones, hunters, three hundred police officers, volunteers, veterinarians, and predator experts have been used all this time to no avail to find a large predator. The operation ended unsuccessfully with the announcement that it must be a wild boar.
The media around the world enjoyed this alleged lioness, but then some German media concluded that the authorities completely fooled themselves and threw away a fortune. Bild newspaper described the operation as: “The most expensive safari ever” It is estimated to cost 100,000 euros. Stübgen firmly rejects the criticism.
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