The Uganda Wildlife Authority said it believes villagers poisoned eight lion greenhorns — 11 lions in all– in retaliation for killing kine near Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park, National Geographic reported .
The report said hyenas likely destroyed the dead lions prior to when investigates pinpointed the carcasses and bones on April 10 near a town called Mweya. It takes the view that the lions assimilated a poison called alibcarb, which causes impediment breathing and suffocation.
“I broke down and I started crying, ” Alex Braczkowski, a National Geographic Explorer which has now been filming the tree-climbing lions, said. “I got attached to them because I was following them every day in a vehicle when I was filming them.”
Officials said they are working on how to secure the remaining lions in the common. Officials are rosy because lions have the ability to simulate relatively quickly, the report said.