Dubai residents claimed that they have spotted a ‘jaguar’ escaping a garden in The Springs 3 area. Videos of the wild animal have been making the rounds on social media.
Some say it is a ‘very’ large cat which is some said is a jaguar.
Meanwhile, in a tweet this evening by the Dubai Media Office, it said that Dubai Police has reassured the community that it is taking all measures to minimize any potential danger to people from a wild animal that was spotted in The Springs 3 area in Dubai.
“Trained professionals are currently conducting an extensive search to locate&capture the animal,” the message read.
However, authorities advised members of The Springs community to exercise all necessary caution. Dubai Police said bringing out any kind of wild animal into a public environment is strictly prohibited under the emirate’s laws,— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) May 18, 2021
and violators can face a jail term of up to six months in addition to severe financial penalties. Dubai Police also urged the public to call 901 if they spot the animal.— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) May 18, 2021