Christos Kintis shared a video to Youtube that shows a tourist breaking Kruger National Park rules, by getting out of his car only metres away from lions in order to film them, endangering not only his own life but also that of the pride of lions.
The incident took place near Orpen Rest Camp on 1 October.
The footage shows two lions lying on a road surrounded by tourists in their vehicles, when a man opens his door and gets out of his car to record the animals.
A comment posted in reaction said:
“There’s a clip of the exact same scenario somewhere here on Youtube, where the guy gets out to snap lions. The lions then attack and rip him to pieces in front of his hysterical wife/girlfriend and child. That clip should be shown to this idiot”
According to SANParks Regulations, ‘In most of the national parks there is a possible threat from dangerous animals. In such parks guests may only alight from vehicles in designated areas. No part of your body may protrude from a window or sunroof and doors should remain closed at all times’.