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Lion Kills Intruder At Accra Zoo

Lion Kills Intruder At Accra Zoo

Accra, Aug. 28, GNA – A lion in the Accra Zoo Sunday afternoon attacked and killed an intruder.

Guards at the Zoo found the lifeless body of the middle-aged man at 1230 hours when they sent food to the lions.

A press statement from the Forestry Commission said the intruder had died from injuries sustained and that his body had been conveyed to the morgue.

It said: “Accra Zoo authorities successfully coaxed the lions into a secure hold and invited the Achimota Police to convey the body and commence investigations.”

The statement said, the lion, the lioness and the two cubs remained secured in their enclosure at the Zoo.

It said Mr Benito Owuso Bio, the Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources and Mr John Allotey, the Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission, had visited the Zoo to ensure all facilities remained secure.

Accra Zoo is in the Achimota Forest and has many animals, including lions and monkeys.


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