A man has died after he climbed over a fence into a lion enclosure at a zoo.
Security guards noticed the middle-aged man had scaled the tall mesh fence and got inside at around noon local time on Sunday.
A lion, a lioness and two cubs live in the enclosure at Accra Zoo in the capital of Ghana, west Africa.
It is not yet clear why he climbed inside.
‘The intruder was attacked and injured by one of the lions,’ the state Forestry Commission said yesterday.
They added that the man died from wounds he sustained in the attack.
Zoo authorities managed to coax the animals to a secure area so they could go into the enclosure and recover the body.
Authorities are investigating the incident.
None of the animals escaped during the incident and the enclosure remains secure, the statement said.
Lions are a top attraction at Accra Zoo, where reinforced mesh fencing allows visitors to view the predators up close.
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