The Edenvale SPCA in Gauteng continues to search for a nine-month-old tiger on the loose, reports SABC News.
There are conflicting reports about the whereabouts of the animal, with a private security company claiming to have captured and relocated the cub.
The SPCA, however, says there isn’t any proof provided by the company.
It is the second tiger to have escaped in the province in less than a month.
Sheba, an eight-year-old tigress that escaped from an enclosure in Walkerville, was shot dead after being on the loose for five days.
Four Paws spokesperson Elize Parker is calling on the government to ban the private keeping of big cats and its commercialisation.
“We are saddened by the killing of Sheba but also the escape of the 9-month-old tiger. This is an issue that should never have the opportunity to pose a risk to animals or humans. The cats in private keeping are a serious problem, one being the risk to wildlife and public safety.”