All attempts to recapture Sheba failed despite bait traps and thermal imaging.

FILE: An image of Sheba the tigress in her enclosure. Sheba escaped on 14 January 2023 and has been on the loose since. She was spotted at a Midvaal waterhole on 16 January 2023. Picture: Supplied

The tiger on the loose in Midvaal has been put down.

The tiger, known as Sheba, escaped from her holding area on Saturday and had been on the loose for five days.

All attempts to recapture Sheba failed despite bait traps and thermal imaging.

Police said that in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Sheba attacked and killed a domestic farm animal and residents in surrounding farms were at risk.

The cat was killed to protect the residents.

By: Tamika Gounden

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