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Thursday 29 September 2016

Stray lion shot dead in Kenya after attacking man

Published 30/03/2016 | 13:36

There have been two attacks by lions in Nairobi in the past month (AP)
There have been two attacks by lions in Nairobi in the past month (AP)

A lion has been shot dead after straying from a Kenyan national park and attacking a man outside Nairobi.

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The animal was killed by wildlife officials after it injured a man in the Kajiado district, some 35 miles from the Kenyan capital.

Paul Udoto, a spokesman for the Kenya Wildlife Service, said he had no information about how seriously the man had been injured.

The attack marks the second such incident involving a stray lion this month. On March 18, a lion mauled a pedestrian in Nairobi before being captured.

Nairobi National Park, which covers 45 square miles on the outskirts of the city, is home to endangered black rhinos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes and diverse birdlife.

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