In Zimbabwe, virtually every year there are victims of a lion attack. Tuesday (11/02/2010), A Zimbabwean man has been devoured by a group of lions when he was taking a bath in one camp in national parks Mana Pool, which is bordered by Zambia, said one animal conservation agency, in Mana Pools.
The man was attacked by a lion, when he used a fountain outside a fishing camp near Mana Pools National Park in northern Zimbabwe, says Johnny Rodrigues, head of the Task Force on Preservation of Animals in Zimbabwe told the German news agency, DPA.
Mana Pools in the Zambezi River. The area is famous for the hobby of fishing and hunting. Most of them settled in the main camp, but with minimal protection against wild animal attacks.
The attack is the latest of a series of lion attacks in the area, said Rodriguez.
Eight villagers were killed in a number of lion attacks during the two months earlier this year, he said. The attack only stopped when the number of lions killed.
Animal conservation officials say, the rampant poaching in Zimbabwe bring meat-eating animals, like lions, loss of prey and bring a lot of animals become more aggressive toward humans.
Horned deer that can run very fast, the main food lion, commonly hunted by local people for meat.
"If they (lions) did not get food, they will find another way to feed his entourage," said Rodrigues.
Rodrigues also blamed the proliferation of fishing camps along the Zambezi River exacerbate conflict human-versus-animal.
Fishing place that flourished in habibat wild animals, so they become more hostile towards humans, he said.