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#Man Killed And Eaten By Lion After Allegedly Breaking Into Zoo To Steal Cub

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A middle-aged man has been killed and eaten by a lion after allegedly breaking into a zoo to try and steal a cub.

The shocking incident occurred in Accra Zoo, Ghana, on Sunday, August 28, 2022.

Wildlife authorities suspect the man may have planned to steal two rare white lion cubs which have become a big draw since they were born last November.

According to reports, this made the lion attack the man and killed him in the process.

It was gathered that the victim’s body was retrieved from the zoo and taken to a local morgue.

Police have said to have opened an investigation to establish the motive of the intruder and the circumstances surrounding the attack.

A lion, a lioness, and two cubs were in the enclosure when the incident happened.

“The lions have cubs so if you come too close they may feel you are trying to take away their babies,” Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources Benito Owusu Bio told journalists.

“We ask the public to desist from doing anything like this,” he added.

The intruder scaled a 10-foot fence before climbing over another 20-foot one to enter the lions’ enclosure, officials say.

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