As South Africa spirals downward from neglect, corruption and greed, nature seems to be taking back what was once its territory. A pride of lions seems to have split off and are seeking to establish their own territory, as they have always done, long before man (black or white) ever got there and deemed secession illegal…
“We are currently still tracking where exactly they managed to escape from the Kruger National Park, but at the moment they are roaming around Foskor mine around Phalaborwa,” Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LEDET) spokesperson Zaid Kalla said.
@LimpopoLEDET confirms sighting of about fourteen lions roaming around Phalaborwa Foskor Mine.
It is suspected that the lions escaped from Kruger National Park. LEDET has allocated Field Rangers to closely monitor the Pride’s movement prior action to be taken.
— Limpopo Government (@OtpLimpopo) June 7, 2019
Park rangers are currently tracking the animals and locals have been warned against taking matters into their own hands but also “to be alert at all times” as lions are territorial, and there may have been a dispute between these predators which caused the exodus from the park.
“We must also keep in mind lions are territorial animals – when the male grows in the pride you find they are kicked out of the pride and they must go look for an area of their own and as they are doing that and the fence has fallen they will escape, not knowing that they are escaping,” Kalla explained.
The lions are to be captured and safely returned back into the park, which is a popular tourist destination. There have been no reports of injuries or damage caused by the roaming band of big cats