Man killed by lions at Accra Zoo in an attempt to steal cub (Video)

Forestry Commission issued a statement hours ago, explaining explaining the incident

A man believed to be in his mid 30s was killed by lions at Accra Zoo according to reports. Ghana Forestry Commission issued a statement saying the man was killed by one of the lions after scaling into their cage in an attempt to steal a cub.

There were earlier reports that the lions have escaped from their perimeters and have entered Achimota, a suberb of Accra but the Commission said the rumours were all lies.

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Forestry Commission described the man as an intruder who couldn’t survive the attack by one of the lions.

“The intruder was attacked and injured by one of the lions, within the inner fencing of the enclosure. The intruder has been confirmed dead from injuries sustained and the body has been conveyed to the morgue. Accra Zoo authorities successfully coaxed the lions into a secure hold and invited the Achimota police to the body and commence investigations”

Full statement below

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