Lions KZN

Two lions have been on the run ‘for the past few weeks’ -Photo: Visit South Africa

TWO lions on the loose in KZN – here’s where they were last seen

Rangers in KZN have an idea where these two escaped lions are currently roaming – but catching them will be easier said than done.

Lions KZN

Two lions have been on the run ‘for the past few weeks’ -Photo: Visit South Africa

These are the words no concerned citizen wants to hear; ‘two lions are on the loose’. Residents in parts of KZN have been put on high alert, after it was reported that a pair of predators were on the prowl. Despite clues to their whereabouts, neither of these big cats have been recaptured.

Lions KZN
Residents of Ulundi have been urged to take precautions – Photo: Visit South Africa

KZN lions on the loose – where are they now?

Their break for freedom is a huge cause for concern. Rangers say they have a rough idea where the lions can be found, but gathering them safely will be an entirely different challenge. Sadly, they’ve already claimed a bovine victim on their jollies…

  • The lions escaped from Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park earlier this month.
  • Tracks were found on the grounds of Intibane Lodge and the Sweet Home Bush Camp last night.
  • It’s now understood that the pair are somewhere near Ulundi, after a freshly-eaten cow was discovered in the region this morning.
  • Rangers believe at least one lion is currently in the Babanango area of Ulundi.

Ulundi Mayor calls for vigilance

Ulundi Mayor Wilson Ntshangase is fully aware of the danger his constituents are facing. The elected representative has told locals ‘not go walking or running in the area’ until it is declared safe.

  • People have also been advised against venturing out ‘in the early hours’, when the lions are believed to be at their most active:

“These lions are the ones that escaped from the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park a few weeks ago. The local community and izinduna were informed. Residents are warned to refrain from running or walking in the area, especially in the early hours, until it is safe.” | Wilson Ntshangase

KZN lions remain on the prowl

For now, this corner of KZN must hold its breath. Expert teams are doing their utmost to get the situation under control, but the matter has been complicated by the fact there’s more than one lion to deal with. There’s never a Zulu King around when you need one, is there?