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Lions ‘take over’ busy road in African national park

JOHANNESBURG: A tourist during safari tour for tourists visiting the Kruger National Park in South Africa captured a scary yet amazing sight of lions marching down on the road, thus bringing traffic to a virtual halt. In a video that is going viral on social media, the majestic beasts were seen taking a stroll down Sabi Sand Private Reserve area of the park, mesmerising not just tourists in the video but people around the world. The footage shared on Facebook by ‘Lions of Kruger Park And Sabi Sand’, has gone viral with…

Train kills three endangered lions in India

AHMEDABAD: Three endangered young lions were killed after being run over by a goods train in a wildlife sanctuary in western India, a forestry official said on Tuesday. "All three died on the spot. They included two lions aged around two years and one lioness also around the same age," D T Vasavada told AFP. He added that it would be investigated whether the train was travelling too fast and whether forest staff and trackers were negligent in their duties. "If found guilty, strict action will be taken against them,"…

South African lions eat ‘poacher’ with just his head found

JOHANNESBURG: A suspected poacher has been mauled to death and eaten by a pride of lions, police have revealed. They said that little was left of the victim’s body after he was attacked close to Kruger National Park in South Africa. The remains were found at the weekend in the bush at a private game park near Hoedspruit in the northern province of Limpopo, where animals have been poached in increasing numbers over recent years. ‘It seems the victim was poaching in the game park when he was attacked and killed by lions.…

Lions, chimps, sharks get added protection under UN convention

MANILA: Lions, chimpanzees, giraffes, leopards and a wide variety of sharks received added protection at a UN wildlife conference in the Philippines, organisers said Saturday. Some 34 endangered species were selected to receive heightened conservation efforts at the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) conference that just concluded in Manila. Protecting migratory species poses particular difficulties since they cross borders, including possibly moving to countries with less stringent wildlife protection systems…

WATCH: Lions block road in Gujarat

GUJARAT: A group of 12 lions were spotted standing in the middle of road hindering flow of traffic on Pipavav-Rajula highway in Indian Gujarat. The pride of lions were apparently trying to cross the road to enter other part of the jungle in night, while they found themselves stuck on one-way of the road as traffic on the other road was roaring past without noticing them. Read More: Village in India’s Gujarat bans mobiles for single women They must have faced difficulty in crossing the road. However,…