A lion at the Accra Zoo killed a middle-aged man, believed to be in his thirties.
The intruder was spotted around the premises on Sunday around 12 noon, after he managed to scale the zoo’s security fence, according to the Forestry Commission.
The intruder, who has yet to be identified, was pounced on by the lions and devoured in what is suspected to be an attempt to steal a cub.
Authorities revealed in a statement issued by the Forestry Commission that the intruder was attacked and injured “within the inner fencing of the enclosure.” This resulted in his untimely death as a result of the injuries he sustained.
His body was later deposited at the morgue.
Meanwhile, the Forestry Commission reports that the lioness and her two cubs are “secured in the Accra Zoo enclosure.”
As a result of the incident, no lions have escaped from the zoo, according to the Commission.
Following this development, the Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Benito Owusu Bio, and the Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission, John Allotey, visited the zoo to ensure that “all facilities remain secure,” according to the statement.