Possible Lioness Sightings Trigger Warnings in Berlin, Germany

Massive Search Underway in Berlin Outskirts as Lioness Sighting Sparks Concern

German authorities have launched an extensive operation involving dozens of police officers, helicopters, drones, and infrared cameras to track down a suspected lioness spotted on the outskirts of Berlin.

Working alongside experts, including a veterinarian and hunters, the search began after midnight local time in Kleinmachnow, just beyond the city limits. Multiple eyewitnesses reported seeing the large predatory cat chasing a wild boar, prompting immediate action.

At a press conference, Kleinmachnow mayor Michael Gruber stated, "As of 13:10, I can inform you that the lioness has not yet been sighted. This means that our measures here in Kleinmachnow are still running at full speed at the moment. We are searching together. The police and also other forces are trying to find the lioness."

The search effort is substantial, involving two helicopters, 30 police vehicles, and around 100 officers on the ground. Despite their efforts, the origin of the wild animal remains a mystery.

Police spokesperson Kerstin Schroeder confirmed that they had diligently investigated the origin of the animal, checking zoos, animal parks, and other facilities, but found no reports of a missing lioness.

In light of the situation, authorities issued warnings to residents in certain areas of Berlin to stay indoors. On Twitter, local police urged people to bring their pets inside and to immediately report any sightings of the animal.

The situation remains ongoing, and emergency services are ready to respond to any potential sightings of the elusive lioness.