A leopard in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park has mauled a child, a wildlife official said on Monday.

Bashir Hangi, spokesperson of the Uganda Wildlife Authority, a state agency, told Xinhua by telephone that the fatal incident occurred on Friday night.

The child whose father is a Game Ranger had been left under the care of a house help by the time the incident happened.

Hangi said the park authorities are now looking for the leopard to put it into isolation since it has become dangerous to human life.

“If it proves more dangerous, we shall have no option but to put in out of action,” Hangi said.

He said this was an isolated incident and therefore tourists should not be scared from visiting the park, located in the western part of the country.

The incident comes weeks after a community neighboring the park killed 11 lions in revenge of the carnivores eating their cattle. Enditem


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