Four incidents of lions killing livestock this week

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Four incidents of lions killing livestock this week

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has confirmed four separate incidents in which lions have killed livestock this past week.

This was detailed in an statement issued by environment ministry spokesperson Romeo Muyunda in response to a video in which two female lions appear to have caught a donkey, which they later proceeded to kill.


"It has been confirmed that the lions escaped from the Etosha National Park last night (Saturday) and killed a donkey and a cow in the area between Cansablanca and Oshivelo,” Muyunda wrote.

Fortunately, none of the lions were harmed and have since returned to the park.

Muyunda said that incidents of human-wildlife conflict of this nature has been on the rise due to the prevailing drought.

He also stated that the poor condition of the park's fence might be a contributing factor.

"The ministry is working around the clock to find an amicable solution to these conflicts. […] In all the cases, we are investigating the possibility of possible assistance to those who suffered losses through our Self Reliance Scheme,” he noted.

Muyunda's statement further detailed three similar incidents that were reported in the Kunene region last week.

On Monday (21 January), two head of cattle were killed on the Arizona Farm south of Hobatere.

“In retaliation, the farmers killed the two lions. It was also reported that the lions were shot while preying on a cattle carcass,” Muyunda elaborated.

The next day, 17 goats were killed at the Anabeb conservancy in the Khowarib area. Three lions are said to have been involved.

A third incident is reported to have taken place on Wednesday 23 January in which eight goats were killed by a pack of five lions.

"It was also reported that some of the Kunene incidents happened during the day while the livestock were being herded,” Muyunda explained.

"We appeal for calm and patience and urge the public not to resort to taking the law into their own hands,” he cautioned.
 

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how soon before a few people end up on the lions list ? easier to kill, can,t run very fast and easy to sneak up on.
 

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how soon before a few people end up on the lions list ? easier to kill, can,t run very fast and easy to sneak up on.

They're on the menu for sure.
 

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Ya think they might do some fence repairs to help the situation.o_O
 

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Zimbabwe: Lions Kill 35 Cattle in Vic Falls...
28 JANUARY 2020
The Herald (Harare)

A PRIDE of lions outside Victoria Falls has killed 35 cattle and an unconfirmed number of goats and donkeys in two wards since last month.

Villagers said some of the lions are collared cats that stray from nearby sanctuaries.

They allegedly sneak out and stray into villages or grazing lands where they kill livestock before making their way back.

Villages worst affected by this human-wildlife conflict are Monde, Mvuthu, Ndlovu, Mpumelelo, Sidobe and Chikandakubi.

Sidobe headman Mr Jaheliduna Ndlovu said affected villagers have been impoverished.

"A fortnight ago, lions killed eight cattle in one day and last Monday they killed five belonging to one villager.

"Last December they killed 18 cattle from our area and the village head Zikhali's cattle were attacked in the grazing area," said Mr Ndlovu.

He appealed for an urgent solution to the human-wildlife conflict.

"This is a situation which needs everyone's input. We once suggested that we set up scout teams that will be stationed in the community to protect livestock, but some stakeholders didn't buy the idea," said Mr Ndlovu.

Some of the grazing land was fenced off by some tour operators and villagers have appealed to Hwange Rural District Council (HRDC) to revive the Communal Areas Management Programmes for Indigenous Resources (CAMPFIRE) programme.
 

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Source: https://www.namibian.com.na/87422/read/Four-incidents-of-lions-killing-livestock-this-week


Four incidents of lions killing livestock this week

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has confirmed four separate incidents in which lions have killed livestock this past week.

This was detailed in an statement issued by environment ministry spokesperson Romeo Muyunda in response to a video in which two female lions appear to have caught a donkey, which they later proceeded to kill.


"It has been confirmed that the lions escaped from the Etosha National Park last night (Saturday) and killed a donkey and a cow in the area between Cansablanca and Oshivelo,” Muyunda wrote.

Fortunately, none of the lions were harmed and have since returned to the park.

Muyunda said that incidents of human-wildlife conflict of this nature has been on the rise due to the prevailing drought.

He also stated that the poor condition of the park's fence might be a contributing factor.

"The ministry is working around the clock to find an amicable solution to these conflicts. […] In all the cases, we are investigating the possibility of possible assistance to those who suffered losses through our Self Reliance Scheme,” he noted.

Muyunda's statement further detailed three similar incidents that were reported in the Kunene region last week.

On Monday (21 January), two head of cattle were killed on the Arizona Farm south of Hobatere.

“In retaliation, the farmers killed the two lions. It was also reported that the lions were shot while preying on a cattle carcass,” Muyunda elaborated.

The next day, 17 goats were killed at the Anabeb conservancy in the Khowarib area. Three lions are said to have been involved.

A third incident is reported to have taken place on Wednesday 23 January in which eight goats were killed by a pack of five lions.

"It was also reported that some of the Kunene incidents happened during the day while the livestock were being herded,” Muyunda explained.

"We appeal for calm and patience and urge the public not to resort to taking the law into their own hands,” he cautioned.
Thanks for sharing
 

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