Cape Town - A young male lion that has escaped from the Karoo National Park near Beaufort West is still on the loose and has killed some of a local farmer’s sheep.
The lion got through a part of the park’s game fence where it had been undercut by water from a flash flood during rains last week, the park management believes.
It has been heading in a westerly direction towards Fraserburg, said park hospitality manager Brian van der Westhuizen on Wednesday.
Three trackers, including master tracker Karel “Pokkie” Benadie, have joined the search parties and were seeking signs of where the lion had passed by, Van der Westhuizen said.
Park Management was alerted when a farmer told them that he’d seen lion spoor on his land.