Extremely troubling news emerged on Monday, May 7 from a famous wildlife park. They revealed that over the weekend, a toddler was suddenly snatched and killed by a wild animal.
The accident took place at Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda, one of the most famous areas for Safari visits. The three-year-old boy was the son of a ranger at the park, Doreen Ayera.
The three-year-old, named Elisha Nabugyere, was in the care of a nanny at the staff headquarters of the Mweya Safari Lodge. According to reports, the young boy followed the nanny outside of the house toward a kitchen, unbeknownst to the nanny.
According to wildlife authority spokesman Bashir Hangi, a leopard was hiding nearby. It quickly snatched the toddler and drug him into a bush. The accident took place at around 9 p.m. on Friday night.
The young boy screamed for help, which is when the nanny became aware of the situation. By that time, sadly, it was too late.
Hangi said, “The rangers immediately swung into action [and] searched for the baby but they found only a skull in the morning under a tree.”
Now, Hangi reported that they are attempting to hunt the leopard. He said that once it has had a taste of human blood, it may attempt something like this again.
He said, “The hunt is on with the intention of capturing the leaped and removing it from the wild because once it has eaten human flesh, the temptations are high to eat another human being, it becomes dangerous.”
According to Telegraph, the Queen Elizabeth Park is Uganda’s most visited national park because of its assortment of wild animals. Sadly, the number of wild animals also makes it increasingly dangerous.
Please pray for 3-year-old Elisha’s family as they deal with this tragic loss. Share your prayers here. In other recent news, Morgan Freeman's granddaughter's killer was just finally sentenced.