A three year old boy hash been snatched and eating by a leopard at the Queen Elizabeth National park, Uganda. Authorities have been on the haunt looking for the killer leopard who disappeared with the child into the bush.
The child was left with his nanny in the unfenced staff quarters at the Safari lodge when he was attacked by the animal.
Wildlife authority spokesman Bashir Hangi said the child had followed the nanny outdoors.
“The maid was not aware the child followed her. She heard the kid scream for help, she intervened but it was too late the leopard had vanished with it in the bush and a search was mounted until we got the skull the next day,” he said.
“The hunt is on with the intention of capturing the leopard and removing it from the wild because once it has eaten human flesh, the temptations are high to eat another human being, it becomes dangerous,” he added.
The nanny who was outdoors and unaware the child has followed was only notifed by his scream for help, but it was too late as the leopard made away with the child into the thickness of the bush.
Queen Elizabeth is Uganda’s most-visitedd national park, with tourists flocking to watch leopards roam the Mweya Peninsula, which lies beside Lake Edward.
The park also hosts African buffalo, Nile crocodile, lions and chimpanzees.