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Search for fifth escaped Kruger Park lion to resume

Four of the animals were captured in Komatipoort on Tuesday.

Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - The search for the fifth lion that escaped from the Kruger National Park resumed on Wednesday morning.

Four of the animals were captured in Komatipoort on Tuesday.

They were spotted on the N4 highway late on Monday night, close to the Swaziland border.

People in the area have been urged to remain vigilant.

SANParks Rey Thakhuli says they had to cancel the search but that it will resume on Wednesday.

He adds they’ll also investigate how the lions escaped.

“We need to do a proper investigation to assess the area. We have a belief that they have been chased away by a dominant, but the details are very sketchy at this moment.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)