Nigeria, Oct. 21 -- The stray lion at the Kano Zoological Garden returned to its cage in the night without the assistance of the Abuja National Park experts who arrived Kano on Sunday.

The Managing Director of the Kano Zoological Garden, Sa'id Gwadabe-Gwarzo, confirmed this to journalists on Monday saying that "the lion incidentally entered its cage by itself late in the night."

PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the lion refused to enter its cage after it was returned along with 14 other animals from an exhibition held in Nasarawa State.

After the lion escaped on Saturday, it was found on Sunday near a cage belonging to goats. Tranquilizers were fired at it to demobilise it and take it to its cage. But it resisted the tranquilizers and continu...