WATCH: A tiger went prowling in Pretoria

2016-08-16 10:06 - Selene Brophy
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Cape Town - Management of The Farm Inn Country Hotel and Wildlife Sanctuary is investigating how its tiger escaped from the Silverlakes premises and went for a stroll outside, last Friday.

The farm is located  on the eastern outskirts of Pretoria, just 20 minutes from Central Pretoria, 45 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport. 

News24 reports Pedro Michaletos stated the farm was busy with investigations on how it happened. He expressed relief that the tiger was captured without incident. On Friday morning, it was seen enjoying the sights of Pretoria east before it was captured and taken back to its enclosure.

WATCH: Tiger roaming the street in the east of Pretoria

 

In June this year Fair Trade Tourism, although not an advocacy organisation,  took the decision to work with prominent NGOs and tourism industry stakeholders to revise and implement new criteria focussed on “voluntourism” involving vulnerable people and wildlife interaction - finalising an extensive review of criteria for tourism businesses with volunteer offerings, which are effective from June 1 2016.

The new Fair Trade Tourism criteria does not allow for any physical interaction by tourists or volunteers with a range of captive animals, including all large and medium sized carnivores, big cats, elephants, rhinos, large apes, hippos, ostrich, crocodiles and venomous snakes. They also do not allow for tourists or volunteers to interact with any child or vulnerable person unless this takes place under continuous, qualified adult supervision.

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