South African National Parks (SANParks) has issued a travel alert for Kruger National Park. The management of South Africa's most popular National Park has received reports of a pride of lions north of Satara Rest Camp which is showing abnormal behaviour around vehicles such as the biting of tyres. Visitors who come across lions displaying such behaviour should ensure that their windows remain closed and those on open safari vehicles should ensure that they remain silent and keep all arms, heads etc. within the structure of the vehicle. SANParks requests visitors not to get too close to any animals for footage at a sighting, or refrain from placing any items on the vehicle exterior or tyres which might attract and encourage animals to approach the vehicle
SANParks encourages visitors to Kruger National Park, who might have taken photos/video or have feedback on the pride, to share or post these on SANPArks social media platforms. This allows Kruger National Park's management to try to identify whether it is only a specific member of the pride or whether the entire pride has developed this behaviour. The National Park's Veterinary Wildlife Services will be collaring a member of this pride to monitor movements and will also mark all members of the pride to allow for identification.