Climate Change & Energy
Lion at Accra Zoo killed an intruder
Source: ghenvironment.com - August 28, 2022
An intruder has been killed by a lion at the Accra Zoo, the Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission, Mr John Allottey has confirmed in a statement.
According to the statement "Around 12:00 hours today 28th August 2022, officials of the Accra Zoo on a routine patrol, noticed a middle aged man (an intruder) had jumped the security fences and entered the lions enclosure of the Zoo. The motive of the intruder is yet to be determined.
The statement said, the intruder was attacked and injured by one of the lions, within the inner fencing of the enclosure.
"The intruder has been confirmed dead from injuries sustained and the body has been conveyed to the morgue", it said.
According to the statement, the Accra Zoo authorities have successfully coaxed the lions into a secure hold and invited the Achimota Police to convey the body and commence investigations.
"We wish to confirm that the lion, the lioness and the two (2) cubs remain secured in their enclosure at the Accra Zoo", the statement added.
The Forestry Commission has assured the general public that no lion has escaped from the Accra Zoo.
"The Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources and the Chief
Executive of the Forestry Commission Hon. Benito Owusu Bio and John Allotey respectively, have visited the Zoo this afternoon to ensure all facilities remain secure", the statement said.