05 October 2015

South Africa: Two lions translocated from Marakele National Park to Karoo National Park

South African National Parks (SANParks) has translocated two lions from Marakele National Park in Limpopo to Karoo National Park in the Western Cape as part of its approach to managing lions in small parks. The two lions, a male and a female, are both four years old. They will join "Slyvester" (three years old), the lion who escaped from the Karoo National Park for 24 days in June 2015, in the holding boma he's been kept in since his recapture. SANParks hopes that while the three lions are in the boma, they'll bond and form their own pride before their release into the Park. The lion population of the Karoo National Park currently stands at 11 lions, while Marakele National Park currently has 24 resident lions including cubs.

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