A lion in a zoo in Ghana has killed a man who scaled a fence and landed in its enclosure.
The incident happened at Accra zoo on Sunday. “The intruder was attacked and injured by one of the lions within the inner fencing of the enclosure,” the Forestry Commission said.
It said the lion, a lioness and two cubs were secure in their enclosure.
A police spokesperson told AFP: “We’re investigating the case to establish how the man got into the restricted area.”
Accra zoo was established as a private menagerie in the early 1960s by Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah. It was opened to the public after his overthrow in 1966.
This article was first published by The Guardian on 29 August 2022. Lead Image: Officials said the lion, a lioness and two cubs were still secure in their enclosure at Accra zoo. Photograph: Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images.
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