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Lion escapes and attacks man

posted Mar 31, 2016, 6:55 AM by PHS Warrior Beat   [ updated Mar 31, 2016, 7:55 AM ]

By:On’Janae’ Sledge            

    In a Nairobi pack a very large lion escapes its confines and attacks a man. This is not the first time one of these big cats has escaped its restricted area and entered into the busy Kenyan City. According to Kenya Wildlife Services in a tweet they have managed to “take control” of the lion and it has been returned to the Nairobi National Park.

   The local people recorded a video of the Lion strolling down the busiest street in Kenya. He soon disappears out of view of the camera and turns around the corner.

   This is the fourth time in just a few short weeks that a lion has escaped from the Nairobi National Park. Just last week a whole pride of lions walked right into the residential areas of Kenya in the middle of the night. Although officials were able to catch a good majority of the lions some returned to the park on their own time.

    A spokesperson for Kenya Wildlife services says that the residents of Kenya are not making it any easier to capture the escaped animals. Mostly by taking selfies and pictures with the escaped lions in the background risking each others life for a picture. “Are you out of your senses?” He says.

    Nairobi National Park is the home to many different kinds of animals, some being leopards, giraffes, buffaloes and many other animals that may graze the large sprawling grasslands. A view of the city is in the background in the lion’s view behind the park. The park is bounded by an electric fence that is meant to keep all animals inside. But its south side, away from the city is bordered by a river. It's unclear whether that's the path the lions use to sneak out of the park.

Edited By: MC
A young lion looks toward the city skyline at the Nairobi National Park last year.
A young lion looks toward the city skyline at the Nairobi National Park last year.
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