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Leopard attack did not happen in Marakele National Park

11 February 2011

According to Marakele National Parks, Communications Officer, Cassius Selala, the Marakele National Park is situated some 14 kilometres outside Thabazimbi which is in Limpopo Province.

According to Selala the park has been in-undated with calls from concerned locals about a roaming Leopard spotted in the Britz area. “However people need to be aware of the law that governs the National Parks – the National Environmental Management Act which states that any wild animal roaming areas outside a protected area or a national park becomes a responsibility of the Provincial Environmental Affairs authorities.” 

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Issued by:    
Cassius Selala; Communications Officer, South African National Parks, Tel: (012) 426-5195 or 078 223 6682

Reynold Thakhuli: GM: Media, Events & Stakeholder Relations, South African National Parks, Tel: (012) 426-5203 or 073 373 4999