How a lion kept his distance from its own people
A lion kept her distance from her people, even as the government attempted to eradicate them.
The lion was found dead on Tuesday in a remote village in the eastern province of Ngaba, where it had been kept as a tourist attraction, the Associated Press reports.
The government tried to kill it with a tranquilizer dart but it escaped, and the villagers had to take it to the nearest zoo.
The zoo has since shut down.
The AFP says the zoo had to relocate the lion to a nearby zoo because of its size and health.
Officials say they plan to euthanize the lion after it is in the care of the provincial animal protection department. [AP]