Dying lion saved after tourists post photos on Facebook

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A positive side of social media is revealed by this story out of Africa.


A dying lion with a snare around its neck was found ‘begging for help’ on a road in South Africa.

Two tourists, Meliska Vijoen and Meike Pettit, came across the young male staggering towards them while on a safari tour in Kruger National Park.

They immediately alert park officials and posted pictures of the injured animal on Facebook.

‘[Our safari group] found the lion in the road clearly asking for help,’ Meliska Vijoen wrote on the post, adding that help was slow to arrive.

Hundreds of social media users commented on the post, rallying to save the beast.

Park rangers meanwhile closed off the road and dispatched vets to track down and rescue the lion. It was a race against the clock.

Park officials found the lion…

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