Lions loose in Kenyan capital

by William ASTON on March 23, 2012

The owner of one of Nairobi’s most popular tourist attractions has called on local authorities to capture several lions that have been escaping from a national park near the Kenyan capital.

Mr Michael Carr-Hartley, who currently runs Giraffe Manor, located in the Langata district of Nairobi, insisted that two young giraffes and various other domestic animals have been killed since the end of last year. He gave a warning that the lions could pose a threat to members of the public and are are full-grown females.

According to Carr- Hartley, the powerful creatures regularly leave the national park they usually habituate and kill animals elsewhere before returning to their return home. Carr-Hartley called for Kenyan Wildlife Services to prevent the lions from doing further damage, but was forced to admit that their already-limited resources are “stretched” before pointing out that it appears as though standard traps have already been used.

Carr-Hartley believes much bigger pens are needed if the lions are to be caught. Last month, a national Kenyan newspaper reported that angry residents in Langtana, a well-known and affluent district of the capital, have been terrorised by the two lions for months. Other reports, which have been disputed by Nairobi authorities, claim that a human has already been attacked.

In an attempt to put minds at ease, Brian Jackman, downplayed the risks that lions pose to humans and insisted the two that keep fleeing Nairobi National Park will most probably be scared of people if they come across them on their travels.


mary March 24, 2012 at 4:39 am

This is crap. I stay in the area and have had nothing. Like. This

Brian March 24, 2012 at 4:55 am

I hope the situation will be contained the soonest.

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