Jonothan Hen-Boisen
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10 Jul 2017
1:31 pm

Search operation under way for four escaped lions

Jonothan Hen-Boisen

The lions were last spotted on Monday morning in the Mara valley of Mpumalanga.

FILE PIC: Lioness. Image Courtesy: Stock.Xchng

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) are currently conducting an extensive search operation to find the lions that were spotted early hours of Monday in the Boulders area in the Mara valley, south of the N4 national road.

“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,” Johannes Nobunga, chief executive officer of MTPA, said.

“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,” Nobunga added.

Communities are encouraged to be vigilant and to contact the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency on possible sightings on 083 626 6792, Lowvelder reported.

Four of the five escaped Kruger lions captured

Caxton News Service

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