UWA investigate the death of six lions at Queen Elizabeth National Park

By Anthony Kushaba


Uganda Wild Life Authority is investigating the death of six lions. The lions were  found dead in Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park in Kihihi sub-county, Kanungu district.

A Statement issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority –UWA, indicates that the

carcasses of the lions were discovered in the national park on Friday

evening by game rangers who were on routine patrol. 

The statement adds that some body parts of the lions were found missing.

UWA public relations officer Hangi Bashil, told African Pearl News-APN

on Saturday that, also found eight carcasses of vultures lying near

dead bodies of the lions.

 He says that they suspect that the lions could have died as a result of poisoning since vultures that fed

on carcasses also died describing the incident as unfortunate.

Hangi also says that those behind the move could be poachers who deal

in wild animals and products trafficking.  He describes the incident

as an unfortunate and disaster to UWA and the tourism sector.

He further revealed that they are working closely with the police to find out the cause of the death.