Zimparks Advises Renco Villagers To Be Wary Of Stray Lions1 year ago
Villagers in the Chisase area under Chief Nyajena in Masvingo are living in fear after a pride of lions was spotted in the area.
The three lions are reportedly killing villagers’ livestock and there is also concern over the safety of children who attend Chisase Primary and Chisase Secondary schools.
Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Authority (Zimparks) spokesperson, Tinashe Farawo has warned villagers in the area to be alert and not to walk at night. He said:
We have received a report on stray lions and our officers are on the ground tracking the animals.
We encourage the community to minimise movements at night and secure their pens during this difficult time.
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Supreme Sibanda, village head for Village 12 in Chisase told The Mirror that the lions have been attacking livestock at night. He said:
The lions have caused havoc since Tuesday last week. Villagers have lost cattle, donkeys and goats.
The lions seem to be coming out of hiding at night because no attack has happened during the day.