Monday, April 16, 2018

8 lion cubs killed in suspected poison attack: report

This is heartless for people to do!
Fox News reports the Uganda Wildlife Authority said it believes villagers poisoned eight lion cubs—11 lions in all-- in retaliation for killing cattle near Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park, National Geographic reported.

The report said hyenas likely devoured the dead lions prior to when researchers located the carcasses and bones on April 10 near a town called Mweya. It is believed that the lions ingested a poison called alibcarb, which causes difficulty breathing and suffocation.

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