Somaliland: Two Succumb to Man-Eating Hyena


Two Succumb to Man Eating Hyena in Somaliland

Somalilandsun – A man eating hyena is terrorizing Residents of villages in west Hargeisa.
According to reports the marauding hyena has so far killed a two year old baby girl and an aged man in the the villages of Abdi Geedi in the west of Hargeisa.
The baby girl was devoured after the hyena grabbed her under a tree as her mother was drawing water at Lagaa “Boggs” reports ramaasnews adding that before any action to save could be taken the baby had already died.
At the same village an elderly man said to be the local religious leader also lost his life to the man eating hyena.
Though residents in the area are living in fear of their lives police are said to be in pursuit of the marauding scavenger that has turned man-eater.
While Somaliland is home to myriads of wildlife that include a large number hyenas both in urban and rural areas where attacks have occurred in the past, this is the first for a marauding man-eater turning losing



  1. […] According to the editor of The Horn Tribune M.A. Egge Youngster Khadar Jama Yusuf who schools at Qoryale was attacked while asleep in a hut he shared with his younger brother hence was fatally wounded when the wild animal sunk its teeth in his face trying to flee with its prey only for his younger brother to heroically intervene. His nose was mauled and in the process parts of his face, lips and ears plus the eyes were seriously wounded. Staffers at the hospital said that they were able to stabilize the young man’s condition since he was brought to the clinic while he was in a comatose state. The boy had gone home in the reserves following the short break of holiday they were given for the Eid festival. His brother managed to chase away the hyena which was trying to flee with its prey. The younger brother grabbed the hyena’s tail while he shouted for help which came immediately afterwards and Khadar was spared. The boys are orphans. The heroic effort of his younger brother was monumentally more than a brave deed for a child to do. Area residents are wary and fearful of further attacks. Related Somaliland: Two Succumb to Man-Eating Hyena in Hargeisa […]

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