Kenya police spot escaped lions

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Nairobi National Park is on the southern edge of Kenya’s capital

Two lions have been spotted by Kenyan traffic police near a major highway in the capital, Nairobi, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) says.

This comes 10 days after at least four lions were reported to have escaped from a nearby wildlife park.

It was thought that they had all returned, but the “incident was not conclusively dealt with,” said KWS’s spokesperson Paul Udoto.

A search team is now trying to track the lions.

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It is estimated about 30 lions live in the 117 sq km (45 sq miles) wildlife park which is situated within Nairobi’s city limits.

In the previous incident Mr Udoto warned people not to confront the lions if they encountered them.

The free number to call to report sightings in Nairobi is 0800597000.

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February 29th, 2016

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