Famed Lions Poisoned in Kenya Wildlife Reserve
At least two lions are dead after eating a poisoned cow carcass left for them.
First, it was Cecil the lion. Now, there’s news that more famous lions have been killed—this time with poison rather than a gun.
The victims come from the Marsh Pride, a family of lions living in the Masai Mara National Reserve in southwest Kenya. They were the stars of the long-running and hugely popular BBC series called Big Cat Diary. They even have their own Facebook page, where the poisoning was confirmed. On Saturday night, they ate a cow carcass laced with poison.
Five lions in total have been poisoned. Two are confirmed dead: a lioness named Bibi and one unidentified lion, which has been fed on by scavengers. The three others have been treated. Siena, an adult lioness, remains