A group of new photos from Kruger National Park in South Africa showed how lions enjoy peace and quiet. According to park guard Richard Surrey, there are other lions that appear to hang around on a tarmac road, “not disturbed even by the presence of the cameraman.”
A selection of new photos from Kruger National Park in South Africa showed how lions enjoy peace and quiet.
According to garden guard Richard Surrey, another black appeared to hang around on a tarmac road, “not disturbed even by the presence of the cameraman.”
Garden spokesman Isaac Fahla told CNN that lying on the road during the day is unusual for these lions, because in normal circumstances there is traffic and this pushes them into the bush.
He added that the closure had not led to many changes in the behavior of animals.
“They only occupy places they usually avoid when there are tourists,” he said, adding, “People should remember that the park is still a largely wild area, and in the absence of humans, wildlife is more active.”
South Africa’s National Parks (San Parks) said in a statement, that despite visitors’ bans, food delivery, fuel, security and emergency services as well as wildlife crime operations continue.
Kruger visitors that tourists do not normally see. #SALockdown This lion pride are usually resident on Kempiana Contractual Park, an area Kruger tourists do not see. This afternoon they were lying on the tar road just outside of Orpen Rest Camp.
EctionSection Ranger Richard Sowry pic.twitter.com/jFUBAWvmsA
– Kruger National Park (@SANParksKNP) April 15, 2020