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Be wary of stray lions: Zimparks warns Renco villagers 

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Be wary of stray lions: Zimparks warns Renco villagers 


Ancilla Gotore


MASVINGO – The Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Authority (Zimparks) spokesperson, Tinashe Farawo has warned villagers in Chisase area under Chief Nyajena in Masvingo to be alert and not to walk at night as three stray lions are suspected to be in the area.

The animals are reportedly killing villagers’ livestock.

There is a lot of fear for children who attend Chisase Primary and Chisase Secondary schools.

“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,” said Farawo.

The Mirror understands that Zimparks officials arrived at Chisase Business Center at 2pm yesterday.

Supreme Sibanda, village head for Village 12 in Chisase told The Mirror that the lions have been attacking livestock.

“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,” said Sibanda.

The area is also infested with hyenas.https://masvingomirror.com/

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