Lions spotted along Magadi Road

Lions spotted along Magadi Road

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***EXCLUSIVE*** NAIROBI, KENYA - JANUARY 17: Two lions roll around in the road bringing rush hour traffic in Nairobi, Kenya, to a stand still. RUSH hour traffic comes to a stand still - when two lions decide to roll around in the middle of a ROAD. The African lions caused tail backs during the morning commute on January 17 on the edge of the Nairobi National Park in Kenya, with their antics. Amateur South African snapper Gareth Jones was one of the drivers stuck in the traffic jam and decided to get out and photograph the unique scene. His images show the lions rolling in Buffalo dung to mask their scent in a bid to go undetected when hunting. But that was no consolation for commuters, who were forced to watch the ten minute display, before the lions left the road. PHOTOGRAPH BY Gareth Jones / Barcroft Media UK Office, London. T +44 845 370 2233 W www.barcroftmedia.com USA Office, New York City. T +1 212 796 2458 W www.barcroftusa.com Indian Office, Delhi. T +91 11 4053 2429 W www.barcroftindia.com

The lions that were spotted moving along Magadi Rroad between Galleria Mall and Catholic University have returned to the park, Kenya Wildlife Service has said.

Speaking to the Star on Tuesday, Communications officer Paul Udoto said their team has confirmed that the cats have since retreated back to the Nairobi National Park after they were spotted in the morning.

The lions roamed the area around 6am.

“….Our Nairobi teams are on site and footprints indicate the lions are back in the Nairobi national park,” he told the Star on the phone.

Udoto said KWS teams are still on the ground just in case any lion is spotted, adding that they are not sure how many lions might have been seen in the area.

On July 9, the KWS dispatched a team of officers to locate three lions that escaped from Solio Ranch.

The cats were spotted near Mt Kenya Holiday Homes and Golf Resort.

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