Three female lions have been found dead in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda after possibly being electrocuted, a conservation official said on Tuesday.
The three lionesses were found dead near the fence of a private lodge. A police investigation has been launched.
“Much as the actual cause of deaths is yet to be established, we suspect electrocution,” Bashir Hangi, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) communications manager, told news agency AFP.
In March 2021, six lions were found dead in the park due to poisoning. In 2018, 11 lions, including eight lion cubs, were killed by poisoning in the park. In 2010, five lions were killed in a similar incident.
According to the January Wildlife Conservation Society report, there are around 250 lions at the park.
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