Mr. Luri Kanton, Director of Operations, Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission.

The Director of Operations at the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission, Mr. Luri Kanton, has announced that the relocation of Freedom Jacob Caesar’s ‘wild cats’ will be done after investigations

He says “the tigers are safe, healthy, and well protected and relocation will be done after investigations”.

Mr. Kanton told the media after visiting the premises of the Wonda World Estate where the tigers are being kept on Friday, May 20, 2022.

The Director of Operations at the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission explained that the relocation could not be immediate because a new structure would have to be constructed at a new location before the relocation of the animals could be done.

This Mr. Kanton indicated will take about two months.

Some residents at Wonda World Estates, Avenue Lincoln near the British High Commission at Ridge in Accra, had expressed worry over the presence of the two tigers at the estate.

They claimed they are not comfortable sharing the estate with the carnivorous animals and have called on appropriate authorities to relocate them.

However, officials of the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission say the two tigers belonging to business mogul, Nana Kwame Bediako, popularly known as Freedom Jacob Caesar, pose no threats to the inhabitants of the estate.

Meanwhile, the trainer of the tigers, Samuel Tiwonitaaba Kuteba, said the animals have been declawed and are under strict veterinary guidance.

He debunked rumours that the animals were smelly and dangerous to residents.