Four lions were reported to have escaped from South Africa’s Kruger National Park on Sunday night.
In a statement, the parks authorities said that rangers are have commenced search for the wild beasts, according to Reuters reports, were last spotted at Matsulu village in the Mpumalanga province.
The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency has a s a result, warned residents around the park and its neighboring communities to be vigilant.
This is the second time lions have escaped from the main tourist attraction site. Five lions escaped earlier in May 2017, but were later recaptured days after, near the country’s border with Swaziland.
The lions broke free from the park which is close to Komatipoort, a community of about 5,000 people.
In 2015, a lion named Sylvester crawled under an electric fence at another park and went on a three-week sheep-killing spree before he was found by rangers taking a nap. The cat was earlier this year released back into wild from a 200-hectare holding enclosure.