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A full-scale operation involving a police helicopter swung into action in north Belfast when a large sandy-coloured animal was spotted prowling in a public park close to the grounds of Belfast Zoo.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland received a number of reports from members of the public all of whom thought they had seen a lion in Cavehill Park in the north of the city.
Zoo keepers conducted an urgent check of all compounds, including those housing lion and tigers, but reported that all animals were accounted for.
A police spokesman said officers now believed the animal seen in the park on Monday night was in fact a large stray dog.