Park lions killed

The Sunday Independent - - World -

KAM­PALA: A pride of lions died from sus­pected poi­son­ing in one of Uganda’s ma­jor pro­tected ar­eas, a wildlife of­fi­cial said on Fri­day.

Eleven lions were found dead in the pop­u­lar Queen El­iz­a­beth Na­tional Park, said Jossy Muhangi, a spokesper­son for the Uganda Wildlife Au­thor­ity.

The deaths were a “big blow” to the park, which de­pended heav­ily “on prom­ises to tourists that they are likely to see lions”, he said.

The lions were be­lieved to have been poi­soned by herds­men af­ter at­tack­ing live­stock.

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