Zimbabwe Tour Guide Mauled to Death by Lion, Police Say

A Zimbabwean tour guide, Quinn Swales, was mauled to death by a lion at Hwange National Park the country’s biggest game reserve, while escorting visitors, police said. None of the tourists were injured.

Swales, 40, was attacked while tracking a pride of the animals, Charity Charamba, a spokeswoman for the Zimbabwe Republic Police, said by phone on Tuesday.

“He had spotted six lions, one of which had cubs,” Charamba said. “Initially, he managed to scare the male lion away, but it later charged him.”

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