Lion kills Man who attempted to steal Cub in Accra Zoo


An intruder, who is said to be in his thirties has been killed by lion at the Accra zoo

The Forestry Commission disclosed that the man was spotted around the premises on Sunday at about 12 noon, after he managed to scale the zoo’s security fence.

It was gathered that the man, who allegedly attempted to steal a cub, was pounced upon by the lions and was subsequently devoured.

A statement released by the Forestry Commission, authorities stated that the intruder was attacked and injured ‘within the inner fencing of the enclosure’.

His body has since been deposited at the morgue.

The Forestry Commission affirmed that the lioness and the two cubs ‘remain secured in the enclosure at the Accra Zoo’.

In a bid to ensure that all facilities in the zoo remain secure, the Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Benito Owusu Bio, together with the Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission, John Allotey, paid a visit to the place.