Ugandan authorities were looking for a leopard on Monday that has snatched and eaten a three-year-old son of a female ranger working in the most famous—Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The boy who had been left in the custody of a nanny at the unfenced staff quarters of a safari lodge in the park, when the leopard came and snatched the boy away. This unfortunate incident happened on the night of Friday.
Bashir Hangi—the Wildlife authority spokesperson said that the child had followed the nanny outdoors. The maid was not aware that the young child has followed her and has come outside. She heard the kid screaming for help, she intervened to take control, but it was too late by then and the leopard had vanished with the kid in the bush. A search operation was done until the skull of the boy was recovered the next day, as informed by the spokesperson of the Wildlife authority.
He further informed that the hunt for the leopard is still on with the intention of capturing it and removing it from the wild because as it has consumed human flesh, the temptations for the leopard would now be high urging it to attack another human being, thus it has now become dangerous.
Queen Elizabeth National Park, situated in the southwest of Uganda, is considered as one of the country’s top tourist destination and rests in the area famous for its population of predators like lions, hyenas and leopards, as per the Uganda Wildlife Authority.
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