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Media Release: Lion attack did not happen in Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2nd November 2010

In response to misleading reports in the media, South African National Parks (SANParks) has issued a statement clarifying that the recent death of a man from a lion attack did not take place inside the Addo Elephant National Park.

A man was killed by lions when he entered their enclosure on Sunday 31 October at the Addo Croc and Lion Ranch, a private game ranch in the Addo area nearby the Addo Elephant National Park.

The fatal incident is in no way related to the national park.

The twelve lions within the Addo Elephant National Park are free-roaming, wild lions. Visitors are warned on arrival not to exit their vehicles while in the wildlife area of the national park and to look out for the approach of any wild animals at the designated viewpoints.

Issued by:      
South African National Parks            

Megan Taplin, Regional Communications Manager, Addo Elephant, Camdeboo, Karoo, Mountain Zebra National Parks, Tel: 083 650 8649 or 041 46780916 / 8, email:

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