Missing Plateau hyena found alive, returned to cage

By  Omowumi Omotosho




Plateau State Wildlife Park recently experienced a brief moment of alarm when a hyena managed to escape from its enclosure, sparking a comprehensive search and rescue operation that culminated in the safe recapture of the animal.

According to a statement released on Tuesday by Chuwang Pwajok, head of the Plateau State Tourism Corporation, the hyena’s escape from Jos Wildlife Park within Dong Community in Jos North Local Government Area initially raised concerns among local residents. The incident occurred on Sunday, prompting swift action from wildlife officials and local authorities.

In an official statement, the Corporation stated, “The Management of Plateau State Tourism Corporation would like to inform the general public that after relentless search and rescue efforts, the missing hyena has finally been found, tranquilised, captured and safely returned to its enclosure.

We deeply appreciate the general public for remaining calm and cooperative. This greatly assisted in the search and rescue of the animal. Thank you.”


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