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Captured Karoo National Park lion gets monitoring device

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The lion who escaped from the Karoo National Park last month and returned this week has been tagged with a special monitoring device.

“We have other lions in the park. The majority of them have been collared so that we can track them if they leave the park,” SANParks spokesperson Reynold Thakhuli points out.

The officials aren’t willing to put the locals’ lives at risk after the lion went on a weeklong walkabout. The animal’s escape could have been fatal for the people living near the Karoo National Park.

The young lion had to spend a night behind bars at the Sutherland police station after being captured and sedated.

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