It seems as if Johannesburg has had its fair share of animal escapes. I mean who could forget Sylvester the lion that escaped from Karoo National Park…twice?

And now a few of his friends have decided to follow in his pawsteps.

Five lions have escaped from the Kruger National Park and are on the run in Mpumalanga.

The animals broke free from the Kruger park on Monday morning close to Komatipoort, a community of about 5 000 people.

“We believe it is five lions, and they are in the sugar cane fields near the border with Mozambique,” said park spokesperson Reynold Thakuli.

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After escaping on Monday morning, it is reported that the lions already tried to catch cattle near the highway on Monday evening.

SANParks have stated that 3 of the 5 lions have been spotted and rangers are trying their utmost best to tranquilize the lions to get them safely back to the park.

Latest: The lions have been tracked down

The tracking down of the escaped animals will probably go a little something like this…

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Just kidding. 

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