Lions killed in Ugandan national park
9 Eleven lions, including a number of cubs, were found dead in Queen Elizabeth national park in Uganda after possibly being poisoned, a conservation official said.
Bodies of the three lionesses and eight cubs were found near Hamukungu gu fishing village, a tourourist destination. tion.
“An invesestigation has as been opened, ed, but we suspect pect poisoning,” ” said Bashir Hangi gi of the Uganda wildlife ldlife authority. Lions have been killed in a number of poisoning incidents in recent years. In May 2010, five were killed in the park in a similar case. Between May 2006 and July 2007, 15 died in the area in attacks blamed on herdsmen defending cattle. The grasslands are home t to more than 600 s species of bird and about 100 types of m mammal inc including buffalo falo, waterbuck, leop leopards, hyena and elephants.