Three lions were last night electrocuted to death on an electric fence of Queen Elizabeth National Park around Irungu Safari Loge.
UWA installed the electrified fence to control the wildlife community conflicts where wild animals from the Park used to wander from the park to the surrounding communities and destroyed people’s properties.
With such wildlife community conflicts, incidences of poisoning lions and wildlife. In 2018 caused the death of 11 lions were found dead and investigations revealed that they were killed by poison.
And in 2021, six lions were found dead of the same case of poison which prompted the government through UWA to install an electrified fence.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the few national parks to encounter lions in Uganda, and only of the only parks in East Africa and Africa at large to find the amazing tree-climbing lions.