December 10, 2023

Kenya: lions killed by ... an insecticide

At least four lions died in a reserve of Kenya, in Africa. They had just devoured a carcass hippopotamus inside which veterinarians have found an insecticide. And in the stomach of lions died, a high dose of this chemical. It seems that this insecticide causing a very large number of deaths in animals that feed on herbivore carcasses.

Forbidden in Europe, Carbofuran, its name, (because of its very low price), is used in Kenya by farmers but especially herders who use it ... against lions.

Kenyan lions from famous pride die from consuming poisoned meat (December 2023)