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KNP visitor gets out of car to video lions

Post by RogerFraser » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:56 pm

WATCH: KNP visitor gets out of car to video lions
Christos Kintis shared the video – taken by another KNP visitor – of a tourist who got out of his vehicle to photograph two lions near the Orpen Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park on 1 October.

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Post by Alf » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:25 pm

I see two idiots in this video. The one getting out and the other one with his prado without any manners

@#$
Next trip to the bush??

Let me think......................

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Richprins wrote:
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Post by Dindingwe » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:21 am

Alf wrote:
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I see two idiots in this video. The one getting out and the other one with his prado without any manners
Maybe the idiot in the Prado was so scared for the idiot in the small car that he wanted to warn him and ask him to go back in his car. Apparently the Lions had already eaten...

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Post by Lisbeth » Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:54 pm

Tourist gets out of car to photograph lions

11.10.2019 | Landé WillemseJournalist, Sport Coordinator and Editor of AgriECO

Shocking footage emerged on social media of a visitor to the Kruger National Park who got out of his vehicle to photograph two lions lying just a few metres away.

The disturbing moment was caught on camera by another tourist near Orpen Rest Camp on October 1. The video, posted online by Christos Kintis, shows two lions walking in the road while visitors in surrounding vehicles take photographs.

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Then a man steps out of his car onto the road and stands next to his vehicle to take pictures of the dangerous animals. Another vehicle then screeches to a halt next to him and apparently tells him off. The clip ends there.

Ike Phaahla, general manager of communications and marketing KNP, said they are aware of the video and that they would like to discourage that kind of behaviour.

“If something happens in the wild, who is going to be held responsible? We do have clear rules of watching wildlife safely in the park.”

He implored other visitors to assist by reprimanding those people stepping out of their vehicles, and to also report such incidents.

“The only official channel to report emergencies, snares, suspicious behaviour witnessed in the park is to either call or WhatsApp the park’s emergency numbers on 013-735-4325/013-735-0197 or
076-801-9679.”

The call centre is manned 24/7, even on holidays, and is a highly sophisticated operational structure that ensures all calls received are dispatched immediately to all relevant parties to ensure a swift call to action.

Phaahla warned that the park “has no arrangement, nor agreement, with third-party groups to take these calls on their behalf and visitors are cautioned not to use any other platforms for reporting.”

He added that visitors are encouraged to use SANParks’ official social media platforms as an alternative by sending direct messages on either on Twitter or Facebook.

“The emergency number can also be found on the Conditions of Entry document issued at the gate. We further encourage visitors to add these numbers to their mobiles before visiting the Park.”

“Please note park staff are not equipped to take such emergency messages, or calls. These must be directed to the call centre.”

He added that if they can locate that tourist, further action will be taken against him.

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