All missing Kruger lions put down

File Three lions that have been roaming outside the Kruger National Park this week have been killed

He said the boundaries of the newly inscribed world heritage site coincides with the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park (KGNP), which is part of the vast Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, straddling Botswana and South Africa.

Three lions which had escaped from a world famous game reserve in South Africa have been killed.

Additionally‚ if they put the only uninjured lion back in the park it is likely he will be attacked by the pride of lions or driven out by the dominant lions that are believed to have driven the three out in first place.

eNCA reports that a farmer encountered them on his farm eating one of his cows.

The farmer shot one dead and wounded another on Wednesday, which had escaped from the National Park over the weekend.

The lions were spotted in a village outside the park on Tuesday. In May this year, four lions went missing, but were found days later and returned to the park.

A farmer then shot one dead and wounded another on Wednesday night after they were caught feeding on his cattle.

Another spokesman, William Mabasa, said the authorities had no choice but to kill the other two after being unable to sedate them with drugs on "difficult terrain".

It is not yet clear how the lions escaped from the park, which is largely fenced off. "It attests to the adaptive responses and interaction of the ‡Khomani San, past, and present, to survive in a desert environment", said Mketeni.

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