Saturday, 7 April 2012

Maasai Mara lion killed during Maasai 'initiation ceremony'

Lioness killed by Maasai warriors - By the Mara Conservancy
April 2012. This morning at 9am, one of the resident drivers in the Mara Triangle reported that the Maasai warriors are hunting the lions at the bottom of the escarpment. 

Ten warriors struck the Oloololo pride when all the morning game drive vehicles and cheetah vehicle left the area. One female was killed in this attack. Two spear wounds, one on the back and other on the rib cage, proved to be fatal.
Leg and tail cut off
One front leg and the tail was cut off and taken by the warriors. The carcass was still warm when I got there at the scene with the tracker dog unit. This lioness only managed to raise one cub last year and this year she was seen mating with a male only a week ago.

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