Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.A pride of lions has been caught on camera napping on a road in South Africa during the country’s coronavirus lockdown.“This lion pride are usually resident on Kempiana Contractual Park, an area Kruger tourists do not see,” Kruger National Park…

A pride of lions has been caught on camera napping on a road in South Africa during the country’s coronavirus lockdown.

“This lion pride are usually resident on Kempiana Contractual Park, an area Kruger tourists do not see,” Kruger National Park tweeted on Monday. “This afternoon they were lying on the tar road just outside of Orpen Rest Camp.”

The lions were spotted napping on a road at South Africa's Kruger National Park.

The lions were spotted napping on a road at South Africa’s Kruger National Park. (Kruger National Park/Richard Sowry)

The photos were taken by Kruger National Park Ranger Richard Sowry.

South Africa National Parks, which runs the game reserve, closed Kruger National Park on March 25 to prevent the spread of coronavirus. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a nationwide 21-day lockdown on March 23.

The lions were making the most of South Africa's coronavirus lockdown. (Kruger National Park/Richard Sowry)

The lions were making the most of South Africa’s coronavirus lockdown. (Kruger National Park/Richard Sowry)

Kruger National Park spans almost 2 million hectares of northeastern South Africa and is home to a vast array of wildlife, including what is known as the “Big Five”–buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino.

A popular safari destination, the game reserve was founded in 1898.

Kruger National Park has been closed to visitors since March 25. (Kruger National Park/Richard Sowry)

Kruger National Park has been closed to visitors since March 25. (Kruger National Park/Richard Sowry)

A survey conducted in 2005 and 2006 reported that Kruger National Park was home to an estimated 1,600 lions, according to its website.

Earlier this year a baboon in Kruger National Park went viral after it stole and then groomed a lion cub.

The lions were near to the Orpen rest camp at Kruger National Park.

The lions were near to the Orpen rest camp at Kruger National Park. (Kruger National Park/Richard Sowry)

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