Lion mauls Neo Nazi demonstrator

Lion mauls Neo Nazi demonstrator
Lion mauls Neo Nazi demonstrator

A male, neo-Nazi demonstrator has been seriously injured after climbing into lion enclosure at the Barcelona Zoo.

Dressed in an army uniform, he scaled a security fence and stood in front of a lioness who in typical lion fashion promptly dragged him into a tunnel and mauled him.

Police and firefighters used hoses to try get the lions off the man however it took around 30 minutes before they could rescue the 45-year-old who was covered in scratches and bite marks from the lions who where apparently playing with him. Bit like a cat plays with a mouse.

He was taken to hospital with serious injuries but they are not thought to be life-threatening. Unfortunately, when he wakes up and recovers, it is likely he will still be stupid.

Man in critical condition after lion attack in Barcelona Zoo

The entire incident happened in front of horrified tourists.

The man was named as Justo Jose MP and has a reputation for demonstrating around the city covered in Nazi Swastikas.

Justo was arrested in November at an anti-abortion protest. It is not clear what his intentions where by jumping into the Lion enclosure but the results are what you would expect should you wish to try the same stunt.

Ignasi Armengol, director of Barcelona Municipal Services said: “The intention was not to kill him, they were just trying to play with him.”


Houseboat incident involving lions

Houseboat incident involving lions

Rae Kokes, the principal researcher for LionAlert who was on the scene during the recent incident involving lions attacking a houseboat deckhand after he disembarked to secure the mooring lines on a houseboat. As usual, rumours tend to get out of hand so below is the official story from Rae.

Houseboat incident involving lions

September 7 2014

On the 4th of September ALERT’s Principle Researcher for the Matusadona Lion Project was tracking lionesses from the Eastern Pride in the Mucheni area. A visual was obtained at 5pm and they were followed as they headed South West to the other side of the peninsula they were on.

After losing visual the researcher anticipated their movements and waited at a look out point some distance way. At this time a houseboat was arriving into the nearby bay.

At 6:30pm shouting was heard from the houseboat and our researcher arrived at the scene within 10 mins to find an employee had been attacked by the lions.

Using the research vehicle the lions were driven off the victim but first aid unfortunately could not be given as the lions remained within too close proximity. The man sadly passed away at the scene.

Zimbabwe Parks & Wildlife Management Authority scouts arrived shortly after, and with their help, as well as that of a paramedic on the houseboat, the victim’s body was safely retrieved.

Two lionesses, known within the Matusadona Lion Project study as F106, “Gogo”, and F114, “Ngoda”, were destroyed by Park’s staff following this incident.

There was no evidence to suggest either of these lions was injured or ill that would cause them to attack a person. It is believed because the victim was moving alone at night in the bushes he approached the lions unknowingly.

This has been a huge blow for the Park, the lion population and the study, however the real tragedy is in the loss of the victim. Our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with his family left behind.

A sincere thank you is to be made to National Parks staff and the Zimbabwean Police for their professionalism and assistance. A thank you also to Mike Blignaut and Pierre Hundermark from Bulembi Safaris for their assistance.

two lions

two lions

The link to the article on the LionAlert website is