In this photo taken on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, a darted captured lion is seen in a police cell at the Sutherland, South Africa. The lion had escaped from the Karoo National Park near Beaufort West, some 320km away, a month ago after he reportedly managed to crawl underneath the park's electric fence. The lion was recaptured when four sheep and two goats were killed on a farm in the vicinity. (AP Photo)

Escaped lion spends night in jail cell in South Africa

Photos taken on Wednesday show the darted lion sprawled out in the cell, surrounded by onlookers. One police officer took advantage of the lion's tranquilized state to take a selfie.

The lion had escaped from the Karoo National Park, 40 kilometers (25 miles) far from the area close to Sutherland where he was found.

South Africa's parks service tweeted that the lion had to wait in the cell until a crate arrived for his transport back to the park.

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