Man Killed By Lion While Trying To Steal Rare White Cub From Zoo
Published: August 31, 2022 at 12:21 PM Author: Penny Eims
Ghana – On Sunday, a man who scaled a 20-foot fence was fatally mauled by a lion at Ghana’s Accra Zoo. It is presumed that the middle-aged man may have been attempting to steal one of the rare white lion cubs inside of the enclosure, reports the New York Post.
A press release from the state’s forestry commission indicates that the man died from injuries sustained in the attack and that the lions inside of the enclosure did not escape.
Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources Benito Owusu Bio explained why the attack happened, explaining:
“The lions have cubs so if you come too close they may feel you are trying to take away their babies.”
The rare, white lion cubs have been a popular attraction for visitors at the zoo.