A lion in the Maasai Mara
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Poisoned lions and the fight for land around the Maasai Mara

Two Maasai herdsmen have been charged after allegedly poisoning a famous pride of lions in Narok, south-west Kenya, a wildlife official said.

The lions, from the famous Marsh pride, were featured on BBC wildlife programme Big Cat Diary.

It is not the first time that lions in the area have faced hostility. Local cattle herders have poisoned them in the past to stop them eating their cattle.

Alastair Leithead reports.

  • 09 Dec 2015
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