We Will Soon Eat Anything We See! Imminent Danger at OAU Zoo, as 4 Lions Are Seriously Starved Due to Lack of Fund!

People within and around Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-ife should be watching their backs now and sleeping with one eye open as news filtered into town that four hefty lions in the Zoological Gardens, located within the dome of the campus, are seriously starved.

DAILY POST revealed that in the past, the animals were being fed with pigs on daily basis, the delicacy that have kept them healthy and friendly.

However, since the advent of Prof. Eyitope Ogunmodede led-administration in June 2017, life has not been same for these wild animals.

A source at the gardens, who confided in our reporter confessed that due to paucity of funds, the lions were no longer getting their daily meal, a situation that has compelled the attendants to seriously ration available food among the four lions.

It was reliably deduced that the lions were now being fed about three times a week.

“The situation at the gardens continues to degenerate by the day; I really pity the attendants in charge of the animals; these animals could become more aggressive and deadly as a result of starvation”, a source disclosed.

DAILY POST recalls that an attendant at Agodi zoo in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, Mr. Hamzat Oyekunle, popularly called Baba Olorunwa was killed in September by a lion he had fed for over five years.

Although, the real cause of this incident has not been made public by Oyo State government, the circumstances surrounding the tragedy might not be unconnected with the present situation at OAU zoological gardens.

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.


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  1. hmm..this is serious. people around that place should be careful ‘ biko kwa’.quiz 72

  2. Something should be done quickly to avoid “had I known”.

    Quiz No:18

  3. If those lions can no be properly cared for, it pointless keeping them.

    Quiz number 4

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