He wanted to steal a rare lion cub
Lion attacks thieves in Africa Zoo
A man tried to steal a white lion cub from a barn. But the plan ended fatally. The thief was attacked by an animal.
A lion shakes a man at a zoo in Africa. (Icon picture)
A man was killed by a lion at the Accra Zoo in Ghana after it entered the cat barn.
Ghana’s responsible forestry commission announced on Sunday that zoo staff saw a middle-aged man jump over the security barrier in the lion’s barn during a patrol. “The intruder attacked and wounded a lion,” he added. The man died of his injuries.
In order to recover the man’s body, the lion, Lua and their two cubs were temporarily locked in a cage.
White fur hunters
It appears that the thief tried to steal one of the white and therefore rare cubs of white lions, Bild reported. The animals are born in November 2021. White lions are rare, and hunters in particular target rare animals.
It is not clear whether the father or mother eventually attacked and killed the man. The zoo immediately informed the police after the terrible discovery. The authorities are now investigating the case.
Accra Zoo was originally established as a private zoo in the early 1960s by Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972). After the fall of Nkrumah in 1966, the zoo was opened to the public. (AFP/JMH)
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