Re: Lions Escape from KNP Again

Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:56 pm

what a work @#$

Stefan is right
.... and like already said fix the fences :evil:

security start in prevention 0'

Re: Lions Escape from KNP Again

Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:21 pm

Those Kruger fences,.........
Over the years gone by, have become quite
a questionable situation, physically!!! To me
always a reminder of "the thin red line"!

Fact is, the purpose of this physical necessity
forever somehow finds justification for other

Was it placed there for the purpose of keeping
mankind out, or perhaps, keeping wilderness
protected, for some un- godly reason???

For whatever reasoning, a fence will remain a
fence and was placed for a purpose!!! Fences
will forever remain subject to maintenance!!

Therefore fences will forever be a responsibility
for the one that initiated it's purpose!!!

Get your act together Sanparks, you are losing
the plot, in your wild imagining of socio economics!!

Re: Lions Escape from KNP Again

Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:05 pm

MBOMBELA – The farmer on whose property the escaped lions from the Kruger National Park (KNP) was killed last week, said they did not act maliciously.

Barend Janse van Rensburg told Lowvelder that his brother, Isak shot and killed the one and injured another of the young males that escaped from the KNP last weekend.

The lions were discovered on Barend’s farm in the Crocodile River Conservancy on Wednesday. At first, four were reportedly sighted, but it was later confirmed that there had been only three. He explained that an employee came to call him Wednesday afternoon. He had spotted two lions feeding on a cow.

He said he was surprised, as earlier that day the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) told him the lions were some distance from his farm, with a fence between them. Suddenly, they were a kilometre from his house.

“We went to go see if we could shoot them,” Barend said.

They found two, and Isak shot one dead. The other one fled. They didn’t have cellphone reception and, therefore, couldn’t call the MTPA, Barend explained.

Early on Thursday morning, they went to look for them again. They found two who had eaten more of the carcass and moved it. Isak only managed to wound the one, and the brothers called the MTPA.

They said they went up in a chopper to put down the wounded one, and to try and dart the rest. It proved impossible and the entire pride was eliminated.

Veterinary surgeon Dr Ferreira du Plessis said That lions that catch cattle can be rehabilitated. “It depends on the situation.”

He said it was not really the taste of the meat lions liked, but the comfort such an area represented in that it offered easy meals and no other lions or predators competing with them.

They were definitely not the same five which escaped in May. Four of them were darted and microcipped and returned to the park. It is believed the fifth one found his way back by himself.

According to Du Plessis, the carcases were removed and used for disease research.

“We don’t expect more to escape,” he said. “It does not happen often.”

He concluded that the farmer acted within the law to protect his property, but he should have phoned the MTPA sooner.

Barend said there wasn’t time to wait for them. “We had to act fast as the next day they would have been in a different location. They had already caused me damage.”

He said two cows and three calves were affected. “We shot them for our own safety, and that of my workers who live nearby. Everybody was exposed.” ... ped-lions/

Re: Lions Escape from KNP Again

Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:14 pm

I dare not talk about the shooting facility in SA O-/

But with 8 lions in two different incidents having escaped within 2/3 months, how can anyone say:
“It does not happen often.”

Re: Lions Escape from KNP Again

Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:53 pm

Indeed Lis,

"it does not happen often" that the public get
to peruse the true statistics about what's going
on in Kruger!!

Re: Lions Escape from KNP Again

Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:10 pm ... r-20171018

WATCH: Another escaped lion returned safely to Kruger

A lioness spotted on the N4 near Marloth Park in Mpumalanga was spotted by a tour guide and safely returned to Kruger National Park.

Mario Paul, from Izwe African Safaris, captured a video of the female as she was walking next to the highway. He was alerted by fellow tour guide to her presence on the road.

According to Paul's video description, "she was quite frightened and scared, which is understandable as she doesn't know her surroundings and the big trucks were passing her at high speed."

He contacted authorities from Marloth Park, Mpumalanga Parks Board and SANParks to help her back to a park. She was darted and transported safely to Kruger.

Re: Lions Escape from KNP Again

Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:25 pm

I can't understand nobody let the accelerator a little bit..... :shock:

when I see lot of light along a big road... it's normal that I drive less fast -O-

Re: Lions Escape from KNP Again

Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:26 pm

It seems to be quite obvious that this particular fence
in dire need of a upgrade,.....Good grief,....

Re: Lions Escape from KNP Again

Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:28 pm

This is not a normal country, nana..probably thought it was hijackers! lol