Lions killed in Ugan­dan na­tional park

The Guardian Weekly - - World Roundup -

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.

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