People living in and around Phalaborwa have been warned to be careful as 14 lions have escaped from the Kruger National Park.
The lions are reportedly suspected to have escaped from the Kruger National Park on Thursday, Limpopo-based radio stations Capricorn FM and 1NationFM reported about the 14 lions on the loose on Friday morning.
The Limpopo government confirmed in a tweet that the lions were believed to have escaped and were seen roaming around the Phalaborwa Foskor Mine.
“It is suspected that the lions escaped from Kruger National Park. The Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LEDET) has allocated field rangers to closely monitor the pride’s movement prior action to be taken,” LEDET said.
“A meeting held between LEDET, The Kruger National Park and Greater Balule concluded that the lions are to be captured and released back at Kruger National Park. Employees at Foskor Mine and members of the public are hereby advised to be alert at all times.”
We will keep this post updated as we receive more information
This story comes after the tragedy that a leopard killed a two year old in the Kruger yesterday.