Lions maul man to death

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Pa­trick Chi­tumba Mid­lands Bureau Chief

AN uniden­ti­fied per­son is sus­pected to have been mauled to death by lions at Ng­amo Lion Re­lease Site at An­te­lope Park in Gweru.

Ac­cord­ing to a sum­mary of sud­den death form, a hu­man skull and bones were re­cov­ered by An­te­lope Park guides be­side a road at Ng­amo Lion Re­lease Site last week.

En­dan­gered lions are bred in cap­tiv­ity for re­lease into the wild at An­te­lope Park as part of the an­i­mal sanc­tu­ary’s Lion Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and Re­lease into the Wild pro­gramme.

The re­mains were found af­ter the park’s gen­eral man­ager Mr Gary Jones picked up a torn jacket at around 5.45PM on Novem­ber 7.

He then sent field guides Ger­ald Mutindiri and Bon­gani Sayi on the fol­low­ing day to search all over the site and the two stum­bled upon a hu­man skull and bones.

“The skull and bones were col­lected and taken to United Bu­l­awayo Hos­pi­tal for post-mortem,” reads part of the sud­den death re­port.

Po­lice have now launched in­ves­ti­ga­tions to get the full par­tic­u­lars of the de­ceased fol­low­ing the re­cov­ery of a cell phone where the hu­man re­mains were found. —@pchi­tumba1

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