Zoo Attendant Killed by Lion In Ibadan

The Agodi zoo in Ibadan has been closed due to the recent attack on Mr. Hamzat Oyekunle, popularly known as baba Olorunwa{There is God} by one of the lions.

With respect to a statement duly signed by the commissioner for information, culture and tourism, Mr Toye Arologun, he said, the decision to close down the zoo was based on the report received from the company managing the place, AM & C, that one of the lions was going wayward who further attacked one of the attendants.

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The Zookeeper after sustaining so many injuries from the incident died after some minutes. Meanwhile, the lions have been evacuated pending further investigations.

Mr Hamzat Oyekunle has been in charge of feeding the lions for five years and his known to have a very good relationship with all the zoo animals. The family of the deceased have been visited to commiserate with them over the demise of Mr. Hamzat. May his soul rest in peace.

The problem arises with captivity , when you have animals in captivity they can turn against you anytime!!!




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