Lions killed in South Africa after escape from Kruger National Park

On July 13th, BBC News reported a farmer living near Kruger National Park (KNP) shot dead one of the males when he found all three eating one of his cows, a parks spokeswoman said. He wounded another and a third ran away, Janine Raftopoulos added. A search party of rangers decided to put down the … Continue reading Lions killed in South Africa after escape from Kruger National Park

A new study reveals mountain lions fear humans

New research into the behavior of these big cats indicates that they don’t like encountering humans any more than we like bumping into them on hiking trails. The findings are particularly valuable as human development encroaches on lion habitat and drives up the number of human-puma encounters. “We exposed pumas in the Santa Cruz mountains … Continue reading A new study reveals mountain lions fear humans

South African National Parks explains the lion escape from Kruger National Park

The African News Agency reports Lions often escape from the Kruger National Park, not on a mission to hunt down humans outside the vast park, but the big cats which venture into the outside world are vulnerable ones which feel insecure and are threatened inside the sanctuary and seek new habitats elsewhere, the South African … Continue reading South African National Parks explains the lion escape from Kruger National Park

Five lions flee from Kruger National Park

Armed South African wildlife rangers and police scoured farmland around a small town near the Mozambican border last Tuesday for five lions that escaped from the country’s main national park. The animals broke free from the Kruger Park last Monday morning close to Komatipoort, a community of about 5,000 people. “We believe it is five … Continue reading Five lions flee from Kruger National Park