Leopard kills wildlife warden in Botswana

Source: Xinhua| 2018-11-05 18:35:26|Editor: xuxin
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GABORONE, Nov. 5 (Xinhua) -- Another casualty has been recorded as conflicts between human and wildlife continue to surge in Botswana.

The Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism on Monday announced the death of a senior wildlife warden, who was attacked by a leopard while on duty.

"The deceased officer and a colleague were in the process of transporting a problem leopard in a cage after it had been captured in the Sefhare area," a statement said.

According to the statement issued by the ministry, the attack happened when the leopard was being released from the cage into the Khutse Game Reserve, a national park about 240 km from the capital.

"The officer later succumbed to injuries sustained during the attack. Investigations are currently ongoing to determine the cause of the incident which happened in Khutse Game Reserve on Nov. 3, 2018," reads the statement.

The incident came fresh on the heels of a recent case in which a soldier was killed by an elephant.