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Lion spotted in Hwange's Prospect low density suburb

22 Jan 2015 at 11:23hrs | Views
08:46, 21 Jan - ‪+263 77 *** ****‬: Pliz hide id. A huge male lion was spotted in Hwange at around 0400hrs in the morning. The fierce giant lion was spotted by a security detail at the house of Hwange Colliery Company general manager productions who reside at a house in Prospect hill.

When the female detail screamed, the lion ran away jumping the fence into a house where Hwange Colliery Company general manager finance reside.

The security detail at number 2 prospect hill collapsed with his baton stick when he saw the lion jumping the fence.

A detachment of park rangers assisted by the colliery police are now tracking the lion which left huge prints on the muddy ground. Fierce debates have erupted among the Hwange residents as to where the lion came from.

A small group is saying it strayed while most are saying the lion was sent to punish the two managers who are responsible for the suffering of colliery workers who have gone for 15 months without pay.

Two lions were spotted in Hwange's Prospect low density suburb on Wednesday morning, giving the residents of the small mining community a scare.

The residents say the lions have become frequent visitors to the mining town.

As cases of human-wildlife conflict continue to escalate, lions which have been a menace in rural communities surrounding Hwange National Park are now entering the urban areas.

In the early hours of Wednesday, two lions were seen by a mine security officer and by the evening there were fresh reports that the two adult male lions had been seen in the same suburb.

Scores of people assembled at the turn off leading to the suburb waiting for the parks and wildlife rangers who had gone searching for the lions.

Last week, another lion was also seen in the areas near Empumalanga high density suburb and were spotted by a Chilisa Secondary School security officer in the afternoon.

School children were given instructions to use a safer route to school.

The lion scare comes at a time when the rural communities surrounding Hwange National Park are up in arms with authorities over loss of human life and hundreds of cattle that have been killed by lions over the years.

According to the Long Shields-Lions Guardian Project Manager, Brent Stapelkamp, the lion population at Hwange National Park is almost 500.

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