20 Feb 2016

Kenyan capital on alert after lions escape national park

9:07 am on 20 February 2016

Nairobi is on alert after several lions escaped from a nearby national park and strayed into the Kenyan capital.

One lioness and her two cubs have been recaptured, and two animals are believed to have gone back into the Nairobi National Park on their own accord.

It is not clear whether more lions remain on the loose, and wildlife officials were verifying numbers in the park.

The Kenya Wildlife Service were concerned people might try to tackle lions themselves, as had happened in the past.

Four years ago, a lion was killed and her four cubs orphaned.

Nairobi National Park was fenced on the city side but was open elsewhere to allow for the annual wildlife migration.