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article imageShowering camper killed and eaten by lions

By Lynn Curwin     Nov 2, 2010 in World
A Zimbabwean camper was taking an outdoor shower at a fishing camp on November 1, when a pride of lions attacked and devoured him.
The man was at a camp near Mana Pools National Park in the north of the country, when the attack took place. Hunters and fishermen often spend time in the area.
Johnny Rodrigues, chairman of the Zimbabwean Conservation Task Force, said this is the latest in a string of lion attacks in the area.
Eight people were killed by lions during a two-month period earlier this year.
Conservationists said predators, such as lions, are becoming more aggressive toward humans because the high level of wildlife poaching has resulted in prey animals –such as antelope - becoming scarce.
"If they've (lions) got no food, they're going to look for other ways of feeding the pride," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Rodrigues as saying.
Rodrigues also said the high number of camps built along the Zambezi River have encroached on the animals’ environment, making them more hostile.
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