The lions of Nairobi National Park are escaping to the suburbs

The lions of Nairobi National Park are escaping to the suburbs


A young lion sits with Nairobi’s skyline in the background at Nairobi National Park in 2015. (TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Near Kenya’s capital, escaped lions from wildlife refuge unnerve humans

The collision between people and wild animals is nothing new in much of Africa, but Nairobi represents the extreme difficulty of trying to preserve wildlife while an urban population booms.

The last time the lions charged through Simon Saigilu’s village, he was ready. He jumped out of bed with a flashlight and a spear, emitting a high-pitched scream that was the closest thing anyone here had to an alarm. Read more.