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Snared lion - updates here

Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:09 pm

Please note the following:

To those who are in Kruger, and in the area of the snared lion - please note the following comment by the KNP ME earlier this evening:
Glenn Phillips: A last post from me. The road in the area of the lion will be blocked off tomorrow morning to allow Rangers to do their work. Visitors are advised to avoid the area. We want to avoid access being blocked as happened to the vets today.

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Re: Snared lion - road closed

Unread postby Foxy » Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:16 pm

Great idea.
Couldn't believe what I was reading on other pages, just so pleased there are none of those shocking comments being pasted here.

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Re: Snared lion - road closed

Unread postby Hippotragus » Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:09 am

I agree, Foxy. Uninformed comments on other social media sites - very upsetting.

I hope the lion is attended to today and the critics will stop complaining.
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Re: Snared lion - road closed

Unread postby K-4S » Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:19 am

I don't have any social media pages, could I ask where it was found and what road will be closed. Its never nice to hear an animal has a snare problem.
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Re: Snared lion - road closed

Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:14 am

A photo of a lion with a bad snare was posted on social media two days ago.

Firstly the requests were to notify (report to) non SANParks folk if the lion was spotted ... why not report directly to SANParks via the channels provided by them, I do not know.

Then there were reports that it had actually not been reported at all!!!! Far more important to post on social media it seems!

Next it was reported by non SANParks folk that it had been found and euthanized. Again by non SANParks groups/folk. Which was not the case at all! The Vets could not get to the lion in day light to dart it; it had been found by the rangers. It sounds like guests congested the area ....

So this morning they were going to try again. This is about 2km from Lower Sabie.

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Re: Snared lion - road closed

Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:29 am

Posted 30mins ago:
Dear Valued Stakeholders

Kruger National Park Rangers and Vets are currently in the field attending to the snared lion as of this morning, 05 January 2016.

A full report will be made available with facts and findings on the Lion before the end of business today.

The road in the area of the Lion will be blocked, this will allow Rangers and Vets to do their work. Visitors are requested to avoid this area.

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Re: Snared lion - road closed

Unread postby RosemaryH » Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:28 am

Always best to follow the official SANParks reports and updates.

Thanks so much for keeping us updated Lesley and Dalene :thumbs_up:
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Re: Snared lion - road closed

Unread postby Lesley Nyawo » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:24 am

Update on Snared Lion

The Lion has been darted, the Vets are still busy with assessments, a report will follow shortly.

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Re: Snared lion - road closed

Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:26 am

Thank you for the constant feedback Lesley!

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Re: Snared lion - road closed

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:26 am

Thanks Lesley, we wait for further reports! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Snared lion - updates here

Unread postby Lesley Nyawo » Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:24 pm

Dear Valued Stakeholders

The Snared Lion is relieved of the Snare, the wound has been treated. This afternoon, 05 January 2015.

The Lion has been released into the area where it was darted. upon assessment of the wound by the Vets, it appeared not to be as bad as anticipated and displayed by Images. We will share Photographs at a later stage.

On behalf of Kruger National Park Management, we take this opportunity to thank you all for the contribution and support we received from when the Lion was reported up to its rescue.

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Re: Snared lion - updates here

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:33 pm

:clap:
Thanks to all involved. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Snared lion - updates here

Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:58 pm

:clap: :clap:

Such a different outcome to that posted by some late yesterday!

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Re: Snared lion - updates here

Unread postby Karin Mitton » Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:07 pm

Once again it shows that once an issue is reported to the correct people via the proper channels, the experts can get involved to do their jobs.
I did see some photos, and they looked scary, but it is awesome news that the wounds were not as bad, and that the lion could be treated and released. Fantastic job by all involved!

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Re: Snared lion - updates here

Unread postby LieslT » Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:14 pm

Fabulous! Thank you to the vet and staff for saving the lion! May his roar be heard for many years to come over the bushveld! :thumbs_up:


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