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Search for escaped Kruger National Park lions continues

Jul 11, 2017
Search for escaped Kruger National Park lions continues

Officials from the South African National Parks and the South African Police Service are still searching for the four lions that escaped from the Kruger National Park (KNP) on Sunday night.

Four lions were spotted in Matsulu, a village outside the park.

SANParks has urged the Matsulu community to exercise extra caution.

“We are still searching for the lions… Our officials are doing everything possible to recapture the lions,” said KNP spokesperson William Mabasa.

On Sunday, the SANParks said that it had received information that the four lions were spotted in Matsulu, a village outside the park.

“KNP rangers and their counterparts at Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) are in the area searching for the lions and we will give details as soon as they have appraised us,” said Mabasa.

SANParks has urged citizens to report any sightings of these dangerous predators to the authorities on 0800 10111.

– SAnews.gov.za