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UWA halts search for stray lions in Alebtong

Alebtong, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) rangers have called off the search for two stray lions sighted in Alebtong and Otuke District. Locals discovered a carcass of a cow and footmarks of what appears to be a lion and a cub. The lions are believed to have …

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Two convicted for killing climbing lions

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two people have been convicted for killing six climbing lions and ten vultures in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Vincent Tumuhirwe, a farmer and Robert Ariyo, a boda boda rider from Kanungu district were on Thursday convicted in the Utilities, Wildlife and Standards Court, presided over by …

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Three lionesses dead in Queen Elizabeth Park

Rubirizi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three lionesses have been found dead, with initial indications being that they were electrocuted in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Rubirizi District.  They were part of the 10 lions that were brought into the park last month. Bashir Hangi, the Communications Officer for Uganda Wild …

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Six eaten by crocodiles in Tanzania’s Ruvu River

Dar es Salaam | Xinhua | At least six people have been eaten by crocodiles in the first three months of 2022 in Tanzania’s Ruvu River in Kibaha district in Coast region, an official said on Sunday. “The six victims were attacked and eaten by the crocodiles between January 2022 …

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Suspected lion killers change plea

  Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Two suspects who pleaded guilty to killing six lions and ten vultures before the Utilities, Wildlife and Standards Court in Kampala have made a U-turn. They are Vincent Tumuhirwe and Robert Ariyo, a farmer and Boda Boda rider respectively from Kanungu District. The two …

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Body parts of killed lions recovered

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), the Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces (UPDF) and the police have recovered body parts of the lions that were killed in Queen Elizabeth national park last week. The lions were found dead on Friday evening, in Ishasha sector, Kihihi Sub County, …

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