Homo sapiens stealing Lion’s food

Lion’s of Cameroon’s National Park are having their kills stolen from under their noses by hungry villagers. Incident of such kleptoparasitism, the stealing of food from another usually occurs between top predators such as lions, hyena and cheetah. But now humans are increasingly getting into this act. This may have a serious impact on lion’s population which is already under serious stress by human encroachment. Researchers says, people chase lions away from fresh kills with stick or fire, they fear that the stealing of lion’s food may have detrimental impact on big cats. In Waza National Park Lion’s are killed by livestock owners and poachers, researchers fear that lion’s in the park are on the verge of going extinct.

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