US News Toddler, 3, eaten by leopard at tourist park

16:29  07 may  2018
16:29  07 may  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

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Thank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email. The three-year-old son of a ranger has been snatched and eaten by a leopard at The toddler was being looked after by a nanny in unfenced staff quarters at a safari lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park when the attack occurred.

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The leopard attacked and killed the boy on Friday night (file pic) © Getty The leopard attacked and killed the boy on Friday night (file pic) A toddler has been snatched and eaten by a leopard at a national park in Uganda that is popular with tourists.

The three-year-old boy, named by Ugandan media as Elisha Nabugyere, was the son of female ranger Doreen Ayera, who works at Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Ms Ayera had left the child in the care of a nanny at the unfenced staff headquarters of the Mweya Safari Lodge, Ugandan news site the Daily Monitor reports.

Wildlife authority spokesman Bashir Hangi said the child had followed the nanny outside the main house and towards a kitchen.

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The injured leopard was put down after the incident, which comes just a month after a lion mauled 22-year-old American tourist Katherine Chappell to death in a predator park in South Africa. Amazing Crocodile Attacks Leopard To Death And Eat It.

Brave Grayson (pictured) was not fazed when a leopard at an American zoo tried to attack him through the enclosure glass. The big cat can be seen growling and swiping at the toddler through the enclosure glass at a zoo in the US. 'This leopard is either playing with or trying to eat Grayson.

He said a leopard was hiding nearby and mauled the toddler before dragging him to a bush at about 9pm on Friday.

The Queen Elizabeth National Park is a tourist hotspot in Uganda © Other The Queen Elizabeth National Park is a tourist hotspot in Uganda Mr Hangi said: "The rangers immediately swung into action (and) searched for the baby but they found only a skull in the morning under a tree."

He says rangers are hunting the leopard because it now has a taste of human blood and may want to kill again.

Mr Hangi said: "The maid was not aware the child followed her.

"She heard the kid scream for help, she intervened but it was too late."

The Queen Elizabeth National Park in southwest Uganda has one of the highest populations of predators such as lions, leopards and hyenas in the country.

Rangers are employed to live within the grounds to protect the animals from poachers.

The park, which covers an area of 1,229 sqaure miles, is one of Uganada's top tourist hotspots.

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