Nkange lions outfox hunters, wildlife officers

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FRANCISTOWN: A search party comprising veterinary officers and professional hunters from Charles Hill has packed its bags, after returning from the bush empty handed in a failed bid to capture a pride of lions that have been terrorising Nkange and surrounding villages.

The lions, estimated to number up to 10, killed 25 cows, 17 goats and six donkeys, causing losses of about P116,000 within a one month period in the area. The lions imposed an unofficial curfew as villagers cowered in fear for their lives.

The Department of Wildlife responded by dispatching the veterinary officers, together with a professional hunter from Charles Hill to track down the lions. Wildlife department  deputy director, Rexboy Mokandla told Mmegi that the search was called off on Monday after their efforts bore no fruit in the past two weeks.

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