UPDATE: Snared Kruger National Park lion saved


Cape Town - Kruger National Park (KNP) rangers and vets have successfully relieved a snared lion of a wire which was tied around its neck. 

Lesley Nyawo for KNP said in a statement that the animal's wound was treated, and it was released back into the park. 

"Upon assessment of the wound by the vets, it appeared not to be as bad as anticipated and displayed by images," Nyawo said.   


(Photo: Lize Roos Bester‎ on SANParks - Kruger National Park)


Traveller24 reported earlier that a snared lion was being treated near Lower Sabie on the road to Crocodile Bridge, which had to be closed. The road has since been reopened. 

SEE PICS: Snared lion closes road, causes controversy in Kruger National Park

The lion's condition and whereabouts was made known to KNP officials through extensive social media coverage. 

Nyawo said in the statement, "On behalf of Kruger National Park Management, we take this opportunity to thank you all for the contribution and support we received - from when the lion was reported up to its rescue".


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