Singa Kuasai Jalan Sepi di Afrika Selatan

Tim Editor

Singa di Afsel (Dailymail)

Jakarta, era.id - Sekumpulan singa berbaring di tengah jalanan di taman nasional itu saat Afrika Selatan lockdown akibat wabah korona.

Kawanan singa difoto oleh seorang petugas Kruger National Park, Richard Sowry di dekat lokasi peristirahatan Orpen Rest Camp di sebelah barat taman nasional. Daerah ini disebut memang sepi sejak kebijakan lockdown diberlakukan di Afrika Selatan pada 26 Maret 2020.

Sowry mengambil foto tersebut dari dalam mobilnya. Kawanan singa itu, kata dia, tidak terganggu saat ia datang dengan mobil.

"Singa terbiasa melihat manusia di dalam kendaraan. Semua binatang punya ketakutan alamiah terhadap manusia yang berjalan kaki, sehingga mereka tidak akan mengizinkan saya berada di dekat mereka jika saya (mengambil foto) sambil berjalan kaki," kata Sowry dikutip dari Daily Mail, Sabtu (18/4/2020).

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Namun, tetap ada kekhawatiran dari Sowry tentang bahaya yang mengancam seperti singa yang tak sengaja tertabrak mobil atau manusia yang harus berhadapan dengan singa di jalanan.

"Biasanya mereka berada di semak-semak karena kondisi lalu lintas. Namun mereka sangat pintar dan sekarang mereka menikmati taman ini tanpa kehadiran kita (manusia)," ucapnya.

Singa-singa tersebut diduga tidur di jalanan karena rerumputan lembut yang biasa mereka pilih untuk tidur baru saja diguyur hujan semalaman sehingga masih basah. 

"Kucing besar dan air tidak bisa bersatu," kata seorang petugas media Isaac Phaala.

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