The search for the lion from Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West in the Western Cape continues on Thursday.
“The teams of rangers and trackers left the park well before sunrise this morning in order to reach the area by sunrise where they will be searching today,” said SANParks, Fayroush Ludick.
Park Manager, Nico van der Walt says another team will also return to the park’s fence to establish if the animal had not tried to regain entry to the park.
He says the areas the teams are searching in vary between thicketed canyons, steep, rocky hills and mountain tops, which is making finding spoor difficult.
‘Despite this, he and his teams remain confident that they will succeed in returning the lion safely back to the park,” he said.
“Farmers and farm workers in and around the area are requested to report sightings or evidence of lion spoor to the police or the park on 023 415 2828 or van der Walt directly on 082 801 2109.”
Photographs: Images of the terrain varying from thicketed canyons to steep, rocky hills and mountain tops.