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UWA kills giant hyena

By Vision Reporter

Added 9th October 2013 09:25 AM

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) personnel have shot dead a giant male hyena that has been terrorizing the community in three sub-counties of Manafwa district for the last two months.

UWA kills giant hyena

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) personnel have shot dead a giant male hyena that has been terrorizing the community in three sub-counties of Manafwa district for the last two months.

By Joseph Wanzusi

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) personnel have shot dead a giant male hyena that has been terrorizing the community in three sub-counties of Manafwa district for the last two months.

Speaking to New Vision, a UWA head ranger in charge of operations Patrick Muzaale said the carnivorous wild animal was shot dead on Tuesday morning in Bunate village of Bunabwana sub-county hours after it had killed a goat and a pig.

“Since the beginning of September this year, UWA has been receiving complaints that a wild animal was roaming villages and had so far killed 14 goats in the sub-counties of Butiru, Bunabwana and Nambogo but had remained elusive,” Muzaale who led the operation said.

Muzaale further told New Vision that the news of UWA killing the hyena spread like a bush fire as hundreds of residents thronged Bunate village to look at the carcass but regretted that some people cut off and took away parts of the carcass before it was takend away to Mbale UWA offices.

Manafwa resident district commissioner Henry Nalyanya said the killing of the hyena comes as a big relief to the residents who had presented the matter to the district security committee accusing UWA of failing to track down the dangerous wild animal that has causing panic to the community.

 

 

UWA kills giant hyena

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