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Lion Stops Traffic In South Africa's Kruger National Park

A lion caused a traffic jam in Kruger National Park.
Posted at 1:24 PM, Dec 02, 2014

Lions, and tigers and bears, oh my! OK, actually just a lion. And the road wasn't made out of yellow bricks, either.  

*Lion walks in the street* 

This happened in South Africa's Kruger National Park, which is more than 7,500 square miles in size and full of wildlife. 

So, seeing a lion wouldn't be that jarring, but seeing it on the street amongst the cars and causing a traffic jam? That's a little different. 

The YouTube description explains the videographer was driving through to look at hippos when everyone saw the lion, and he of course decided to record it. It is the 21st century, after all.

And with wildlife comes, well, wild antics. We have also heard of other stories out of this park like earlier this year when an elephant flipped a car.

In the lion's case, he stopped traffic in both lanes for at least 30 minutes. Some reports say it was up to an hour. 

To watch more videos from the park - you can subscribe to Kruger National Park's YouTube channel

This video includes footage from YouTube / Kruger National Park and music from Space Invaders v Psychadelik Pedestrian / CC BY NC 3.0.