14 lion’s have escaped from Kruger National Park in South Africa with residents living in and around Phalaborwa notified.
Limpopo-based radio stations Capricorn FM and 1NationFM reported on Friday morning that the 14 lions escaped from the park on Thursday.
According to the Limpopo government which confirmed in a tweet, the lions were seen roaming around the Phalaborwa Foskor Mine.
“It is suspected that the lions escaped from Kruger National Park. The Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment, and Tourism (LEDET) has allocated field rangers to closely monitor the pride’s movement prior action to be taken,” LEDET said.
“A meeting held between LEDET, The Kruger National Park and Greater Balule concluded that the lions are to be captured and released back at Kruger National Park. Employees at Foskor Mine and members of the public are hereby advised to be alert at all times.”
This is coming just two days a child of a staff of Kruger National Park was mauled to death by a leopard which was later tracked and shot in other to prevent the it from harming another person.