round 12:00 hours on 28th August 2022, officials of the Accra Zoo on a routine patrol noticed a middle-aged man (an intruder) had jumped the security fences and entered the lion’s enclosure of the Zoo. The motive of the intruder is yet to be determined.
The intruder was attacked and injured by one of the lions, within the inner fencing of the enclosure.
The intruder has been confirmed dead from injuries sustained and the body has been conveyed to the morgue.
Accra Zoo authorities successfully coaxed the lions into a secure hold and invited the Achimota Police to convey the body and commence investigations.
The lion, the lioness and the two (2) cubs remain secured in their enclosure at the Accra Zoo.
The Forestry Commission assures the general public that no lion has escaped the Accra Zoo.
The Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources and the Chief
Executive of the Forestry Commission Hon. Benito Owusu Bio and John Allotey visited the Zoo to ensure all facilities remain secure.