Child survives leopard attack in his home

2015-04-23 20:24

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Harare - A child has survived an attack by a leopard that stalked him right inside his home in northern Zimbabwe, the state wildlife authority said on Thursday.

"A parks ranger's child in Mkanga survived the attack from the leopard which had entered his house stalking [the] child," a statement from the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority read.

The leopard was shot dead in the incident last Wednesday at Mkanga, a national parks field station in the Chewore Safari Area. There were no further details.

Leopard attacks are occasionally reported in Zimbabwe. In February a 24-year-old man was saved by his dogs after he was attacked by a leopard in Bulilima, southern Zimbabwe.

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