Zim authorities kill man-eating lions

2013-03-11 13:07

Harare - The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority had to kill three problem lions after two people were mauled to death last week. 

AFP reports that authorities had been warning people in Kariba - 365 kilometres (227 miles) northwest of the capital Harare - to avoid travelling on foot at night and stop using foot paths that cut across thickets after two people were killed in two separate incidents. 

According to a report in the New York Daily News, the first attack happened last Monday when 77-year-old Mushunjeni Jakiel Mike was heading home from a local bar. A hand, a skull and part of his pelvic bone were all that remained following the encounter. 

A few days later, a sex romp in the bush ended in disaster when one of the marauding lions attacked the woman. Lovemore Muzarabani fled the scene, trying to find help for his girlfriend, Sharai Mawera. However, wearing nothing but a condom, he struggled to flag down a car in time to save her life. 

"Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority has managed to kill all three problem lions," Caroline Washaya-Moyo, spokeswoman for the parks authority, told AFP.

Washaya-Moyo said two of the lions were killed Thursday while another one was shot Friday morning.
One of the lions had a wire snare wound around its neck, which may have been the reason why the animals turned to hunting humans.

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