Cape Town – Residents and guests in and across the Kruger National Park are being suggested to be looking out for the final of 5 escaped lions, because the search enters its fourth day for one remaining lion on the free.

This follows the preliminary escape of 5 lions, noticed first on the N4 / Mananga Road crossing in Komatipoort on Monday eight May.  

On Tuesday night, 9 May, SANParks confirmed that 4 of the male lions, believed to have been compelled out by a bigger delight of lions within the park, have been efficiently darted and re-captured.

SANParks confirmed with Traveller24 on Thursday morning that the Mpumalanga Parks Board was nonetheless main the search because the final lion stays at massive.  SANParks Ranger Ike Phaahla acknowledged that the 4 lions have been dropped off “deep inside Kruger” on Tuesday.

One fortunate Kruger customer who managed to witness the second one of many lions was re-capture on Tuesday, shared pics of the expertise with members of the SANParks Kruger Park Group on Facebook.

Nadia Small posted how grateful she was for having skilled it saying, “At the right place, at the right time”. Others have commented on her publish saying how “fortunate” and “lucky” she and her household have been to have noticed the recapture. 

Farmers and communities are being suggested to contact SANparks in the event that they do spot the animal.  Report of any sighting of the remaining lion nonetheless at massive will be made to the authorities on 080010111, 0768019679 or 0137350197


(Nadia Small, Facebook)

(Nadia Small, Facebook)

(Nadia Small, Facebook)

(Nadia Small, Facebook)

SANParks CEO, Fundisile Mketeni has expressed his gratitude to the devoted SANParks group together with members of the SA Police Service and the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) for a sterling job ensuing within the profitable darting and seize of the 4 lions.

“We acknowledge that the realm introduced challenges for the search groups, however their persistence and dedication below these troublesome circumstances has ensured secure return of those animals into the KNP with no damage or loss to human life.”

SANParks confirmed additional updates will comply with till all of the lions have been efficiently captured. 

SA’s most well-known escaped lion | PICS: Tourist will get fortunate as she spots escaped Kruger lion being recaptured by: Farah Grimm published:

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