Cape Town - A Karoo National Park lion is still on the run despite South African National Parks rangers’ best efforts to track it down.
A ranger taking part in the search for the errant beast had to be evacuated from a mountainous area to the west of the park yesterday after losing his footing, falling and breaking ribs, said SANParks spokeswoman Fayroush Ludick this morning.
The lion escaped from the western side of the large park after heavy rain undercut the park’s border fence a week ago.
It is believed that the lion, a three-year-old male, had been driven away from his pride by an older male.
Ludick said the ranger was injured late yesterday.