A lion escaped from a park and mauled a man in Nairobi — the latest incident of big cats straying into the bustling Kenyan capital
The man is undergoing treatment for his injuries, according to the Kenya Wildlife Service. It tweeted Friday that its units have “taken control” of the lion and returned it to the Nairobi National Park.
Video posted on social media showed a black-maned lion sauntering down one of the city’s busiest streets. It later disappears from camera view as motorists honk wildly and shout that it’s jumped on a man. A young lion looks toward the city skyline at the Nairobi National Park last year.
Last month, a pride of lions made its way into residential areas in Nairobi in the dead of the night, leaving officials scrambling to find them. Some animals eventually returned to the park. Read more