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5 lions in Zimbabwe kill businessman

5 lions in Zimbabwe kill businessman

A conservation group says a pride of lions mauled to death a businessman who was on a fishing trip in northern Zimbabwe.
The group says Peter Evershed on Saturday was dragged from a shower by five lions at a remote bush camp on Zimbabwe's northern border with Zambia.
Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force head Johnny Rodrigues told Zimbabwe's Herald Online Thursday that the 59-year-old screamed and tourists drove to the scene flashing lights to scare the lions. He said a safari operator intervened, firing a shot in the air that finally scared off the lions, but the throat gash was fatal.
Rodrigues said a surge in poaching and illegal hunting has made animals more aggressive.
Last month an elephant killed a visitor in a nearby area, and soon after a conservation activist died in a charge by a wounded buffalo.