A lion fatally injures a veterinary worker at OAU while being fed

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The head of the Zoological Garden at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Mr. Olabode Olawuyi, met a tragic end as he was fatally attacked by a lion while feeding the animals in their enclosure.

The university’s management, led by Vice Chancellor Prof. Simeon Bamire, promptly halted their meeting to assess the situation.

Despite efforts from staff to rescue Olawuyi, the lion inflicted severe injuries, leading to his untimely death.

 

The university, deeply saddened by the incident, has euthanized the aggressive lion.

 

An investigation has been initiated, and condolences have been extended to the bereaved family.

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