Man who tried to steal rare cub in Ghana zoo killed by lion

A man was killed by a lion after attempting to steal a cub in a zoo enclosure in Ghana.

The incident took place on Sunday, August 28, 2022.

The unidentified middle-aged man died inside the inner railing of the enclosure.

According to the BBC, zoo officials believe the suspect may have planned to steal two rare white lion cubs, which have become a major attraction since their birth in November 2021.

“The lions have cubs so if you come too close they may feel you are trying to take away their babies,” Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources Benito Owusu Bio told reporters.

Following the attack, the man's body was retrieved from the zoo and then taken to a local morgue. 

The Accra Zoo, on the other hand, was temporarily shut down to the public. 

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