Stray Lion Attacks Man In City Street

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An escaped lion from Nairobi National Park attacked a man on one of Kenya’s major highways during morning rush-hour.

Metro reports:

Paul Udoto said the animal attacked the 63-year-old man after straying from Kenya’s Nairobi National Park on to one of the country’s major highways.

The animal become agitated by motorists honking their horns and mauled the man, injuring him, before it was captured.

A video circulating on social media appears to show the lion running on a pavement as the horns honked.

The park, which covers an area of 45 square miles (117 sq km) is home to endangered black rhinos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes and diverse birdlife. The animals roam just six miles (10km) from central Nairobi to the north.

It is the second time a lion has strayed out of the park in the last two months.

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