Local Wildlife

3 Lions Electrocuted to death in Queen Elizabeth National Park

By Alex Baluku

Queen Elizabeth National park has allegedly lost three lionesses at the electrified fence of Irungu Forest safari lodge. Uganda wildlife Authority the body in charge of conserving wildlife in Uganda is yet to issue an official statement in response to the three lost lions.

According to an eyewitness who preferred anonymity, the lionesses were found electrocuted to death at Irungu Forest Safari lounge.

“I regret to announce the death of two lionesses in Queen Elizabeth National Park and the cause of the death was a result of the electric fence at Irungu Forest safari lounge, its very sad and it’s a very great loss for the tourism industry and Kasese district and Rubirizi at large” the eye witness said.

The second lioness lies dead after trying to push through the electric fence at Irungu Forest Safari Lodge. Photos/ Courtesy

This is not the first time lions have been found dead at the park early last year, six lions were found dead at Ishasha sector, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kanungu district after they were poisoned according to Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).

According to UWA, the lion carcasses were found with most of their parts missing. Eight dead vultures were also found at the scene, which points to possible poisoning.

By the time of this publication Uganda Wildlife Authority had not released a statement about the death of the three lions.

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