Nine goats killed by lion in Kunene

18 Jan 2018 15:10pm
WINDHOEK, 18 JAN (NAMPA) – A lion killed nine goats at Otjahava village in the Kunene Region on Monday.
Sesfontein Constituency councillor, Julius Kaujova told Nampa on Thursday the goats belonged to a communal farmer, whose dog was also killed during the attack.
Kaujova said the incident was confirmed by Africat lion guard, German Muzuma.
This village is situated about seven kilometres from the Gowareb quarantine camp.
It is thought that the lion must have come from the area of Otjorute, which Muzuma said has been earmarked for conservancy purposes.
Kaujova said lions are probably driven to grazing areas in search of food as there are not enough wild animals to feed on.
“Human-wildlife conflict in Sesfontein and Khorixas is rife,” he said.
Towards the end of last year more than 200 small livestock were killed by lions in the region’s Torra Conservancy in less than a week.
Kaujova, who is also the Chairperson of the Kunene Regional Council, said they have reported the latest incident to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, who promised to follow it up.