Saturday 1 October 2016

Lion attacks man in city street after straying out of national park

Published 18/03/2016 | 07:43

The lions were seen roaming residential areas in Nairobi
The lions were seen roaming residential areas in Nairobi

A lion injured a man after straying out of Kenya's Nairobi National Park on to one of the country's major highways during the morning rush-hour, wildlife officials said.

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Paul Udoto said the animal attacked the 63-year-old man after becoming agitated by motorists honking their horns at it before it was captured.

A video circulating on social media appears to show the lion running on a pavement as the horns honked.

The park, which covers an area of 45 square miles (117 sq km) is home to endangered black rhinos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes and diverse birdlife. The animals roam just six miles (10km) from central Nairobi to the north.

It is the second time a lion has strayed out of the park in the last two months.

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