Um elderly man, 87 years old, was killed by a pack of hyenas, after they removed him from the bed, while he slept, in his mud and wood hut, located in Chirumanzuin the center of Zimbabwe.
Tell to CNN that man, identified by local authorities as Tendai Maseka, was dragged by the animals for about 300 meters. The body was found by neighbors a few hours later, without legs.
The case happened on Monday night. According to the spokesman for the Parks and Wildlife of the Zimbabwesince that day, park rangers have tried to “eliminate” the hyenas that killed the old man.
It is believed that the same pack, made up of more than six hyenas, was responsible for a series of recent attacks on cattle.
Authorities have already warned residents of the region of the danger of further attacks. Inhabitants must keep all doors and windows closed at night until the animals are captured.
Still according Tinashe Farowo, it is not unusual these attacks happen during this time of year, in the Zimbabwe, where is summer. “These attacks happen, normally, in this time because they are the driest months, during which there is a shortage of food and Water. Animals come to travel long distancesnces and enter the communities in search of food ”, explained the spokesman, guaranteeing that this is also due to the overpopulation of hyenas.
This is the 60th human life lost this year due to attacks by wild animals in the Zimbabwe. Half of the incidents involved elephants and three of them lions.
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