A three-year-old boy has been eaten by a leopard at a safari park in Uganda, it’s been reported.
According to the Mirror, the toddler was the son of a ranger and was snatched while being looked after by his nanny in an unfenced area at a safari lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park on Friday night.
Bashir Hangi, a wildlife authority spokesperson, said the little boy had followed the nanny outside.
He said the leopard is now being hunted by rangers at the safari park.
Hangi said: “The maid was not aware the child followed her.
“She heard the kid scream for help, she intervened but it was too late the leopard had vanished with it in the bush and a search was mounted until we got the skull the next day.
“The hunt is on with the intention of capturing the leopard and removing it from the wild because once it has eaten human flesh, the temptations are high to eat another human being, it becomes dangerous.”
It’s also been reported today that a filmmaker has died after he was headbutted by a giraffe while filming at a safari lodge in South Africa.
Carlos Carvalho, 47, was filming at the Glen Africa Country Lodge in the North West Province on Wednesday. The giraffe, named Gerald, swung its head at Carlos knocking him unconscious. He was rushed into hospital but died from his injuries.
Drikus Van Der Merwe who was stood beside Carlos when the incident happened, said:
“He started chasing the boom swinger who joined our unit.
‘The giraffe followed him but we didn’t feel threatened because he just seemed to be inquisitive.
“We started shooting close ups of its body and its feet. Then while Carlos was looking through the camera eyepiece Gerald swung his neck and hit him against his head.
“It came out of nowhere and Carlos didn’t even see it coming. He wasn’t aware of the danger.”
Richard Brooker, who owns the lodge, said the animal will remain at the lodge saying ‘he did nothing wrong’.