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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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UWA puts UGX 10M bounty on lions killers

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has announced a cash bounty of 10 Million Shillings bounty for anybody who will provide information that will lead to the arrest of the people behind the killing of six lions in Queen Elizabeth National park.  The lions were found dead …

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Six lions found dead in Queen Elizabeth National Park

  Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six lions have been found dead in Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park in Kihihi sub-county, Kanungu district. According to a statement from Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), carcasses of the lions were discovered in the national park on Friday evening by game rangers …

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Uganda lions in danger

Numbers fewer than earlier indicated | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan lions are one of the most sought-after animals by tourists. This means they have great local tourism value as each lion raises about USD$ 14,000 (Approx. Shs52million) annually in park fees, according to official figures. Tourists find Ugandan lions interesting …

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