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April 16, 2018

Eleven lions killed by intentional poisoning in Uganda

Eleven lions have been killed in a mass poisoning incident in Uganda.

The bodies of three lionesses and eight cubs were found scattered around one particular area of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Officials at the park believe that the animals may have been fed poisoned meat by villagers as an act of ‘revenge’, after the lions were suspected to have slaughtered a cow.

The event is likely to affect Uganda’s tourism industry, one of the country’s main economic drivers, quite negatively.

Lion numbers have declined by almost 90% across the African continent over the last seven decades.

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