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Lions escape from the Kruger National Park

10 July 2017

South African National Parks (SANParks) has received information that four male lions, believed to have escaped from the Kruger National Park (KNP) last night, 9 July 2017, were spotted at Matsulu, a village outside the Park. SANParks would like to urge the residents to exercise extra caution.

“KNP Rangers and their counterparts at the 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 KNP’s spokesperson, William Mabasa.

SANParks would like to reiterate that residents should be extra vigilant and report any sightings of these dangerous predators to the authorities on 0800 10111.

Further updates will follow until all the lions have been successfully captured.

Issued by:
South African National Parks (SANParks) - Kruger National Park: Communications & Marketing

Media enquiries:
William Mabasa
SANParks General Manager Communications
Tel: 013 735 4363; Cell: 082 807 3919

Janine Raftopoulos,br/> SANParks Head of Communications
Tel: 012 426 5170; Cell: 071 444 3121

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