QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK, UGANDA — A toddler was nabbed then eaten by a leopard in one of Uganda's top national parks last week.
According to the Kampala Post, the incident took place in a Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National park last Friday. Ugandan news site Eagle online reports the child was the son of park ranger Doreen Ayera and Senior Police Superintendent Francis Manana.
He was sitting outside a Uganda Wildlife Authority staff building at the park's Mweya Safari Lodge prior to the attack. Reportedly, the child was with his nanny at the time.
Speaking to Eagle Online, the child's father said he snuck off to a nearby river bank and it's there the leopard got him. His nanny didn't realize he had snuck off until she heard a cry, and saw the animal disappearing into the bush.
Authorities searched for the child the next day and recovered the remains. Eagle online reports he was buried at his ancestral home.
The leopard was "taken out". According to the Eagle Online, authorities tracked the beast down and took it out because of the threat it posed to humans.