Just in: Four lions reportedly

‘A male lion bares all at Shamwari Game Reserve (File)

Just in: Four lions reportedly escaped from the Kruger National Park

Search operation currently underway.

Just in: Four lions reportedly

‘A male lion bares all at Shamwari Game Reserve (File)

Jacaranda News reported on Monday that four lions are believed to have escaped from the Kruger National Park.

The four lions were spotted in the Boulders area of Mara valley, south of the N4 during the early hours of this morning, according to the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA).

The Lowvelder further reported that an “extensive” search operation is now underway.

“We are working together with Kruger National Park and the SA Police Service in this search operation. There has been no sighting of the missing lions since they were last spotted in the morning. We will continue with this search and use all the necessary resources at our disposal to locate them”, said Mr Johannes Nobunga, Chief Executive Officer of MTPA.

“We urge the communities to be alert and inform us of any sightings. The terrain in which the search is being conducted poses some challenges for the team, however we will continue to work with farm owners and the community in the area to provide us with any information that will assist us with this operation”, added Nobunga.

It’s not the first time Lions have escaped from Kruger this year. In May, five lions got out with SANParks saying that the lions probably got out because of “curiosity”.

“The lions inquisitively left the park. Rangers said the way in which they just lay next to the N4 indicated that they are used to people and cars‚” SANParks acting managing executive for conservation services‚ Danie Pienaar, said at a media conspiracy back then.

But obviously South Africans aren’t here for excuses and this news was not treated any differently.

Not the worst conspiracy we’ve ever heard.