KwaZulu-Natal - 2014 has gotten off to a magnificent start for Isimangaliso Wetland Park, and they can owe that to undoubtedly one of the most powerful creatures on earth - lions. World Heritage Site.The first family of four lions were released to the uMkhuze section of the park. The animals, an adult female and a male and two female offspring are the first of a total of eight planned for this section of the park. Nelson Mandela. He further added that this will also contribute to the bid for conservation. The addition of lions gives the park Big 7 status because it is now home to the Big 5 as well as whales and sharks in the marine section.