Zimbabwe National Parks Authority (Zimparks) were on Tuesday tracking a pack of hyenas that dragged a man from his hut at night and killed him before feeding on his body in Chirumhanzu, Midlands province, on Monday.
Zimparks communications manager, Tinashe Farawo confirmed the incident Tuesday, saying the marauding hyenas ate the man’s lower body. He said:
It is unfortunate that a Chirumanzu man was killed by hyenas on Monday. He was dragged from his hut while sleeping during the night. His lower body was eaten.
In a related incident, six beasts have been killed by hyenas in the same area. Zimparks rangers are on the ground tracking down the problem animals with a view to eliminating the hyenas.
Human-wildlife conflicts have become common in recent years partly due to the shrinking of animals’ natural habitats. As a result, animals have been encroaching into human-populated areas.