The Kruger National Park has attracted visitors for decades – and for good reason – the lions in the park are a huge attraction. The animals within the 19 485 km² park live in a completely natural wild environment. They kill to survive and move areas to mark their territory and find water sources.
If you want to follow the animals’ many escapades, follow Latest Sightings Kruger National Park on Facebook. They track unusual events and animal sightings from information gathered by tourists visiting the park.
The Easter weekend was a busy one in the Kruger, not counting the visitors, a treasured sighting of a large pride of lions was tinged by Gerrie Smit from Kruger Gateway Safaris.
The pride consisted of 14 lions and a tiny cub which is estimated to be only a couple of weeks old.
There are an estimated 1 600 lions in the Kruger National Park and they are all in good health. For the best sightings of lion, follow the big herds of animals.
The male lions in a pride plays no part in rearing the young cubs but they do protect the entire group against other males.