Does This Video show a Lion Roaming the Streets of Khartoum as Alleged?

Attached to this tweet is a video of a lion roaming the streets. The author claims that the video is from Sudan.


The war between the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the Paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) began in April 2023. Civilians lost lives and property and others sustained injuries. Humans are not the only casualties of this war. Animals have also been affected. Dozens of animals are feared dead after the violence made roads to the zoo impassable.  


A reverse image search on Yandex reveals that the video shared on the tweet is from Libya. It was first published by Turkish worldwide news network A Haber on February 4, 2021. The site posted the video on their official Twitter handle to accompany an article on the same. According to the article, the lion was roaming the streets of Benghazi, Libya after it escaped from a zoo in the area. See the screengrab below;


NO, the video of a lion roaming on the streets is not from Sudan.

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