The slaying of more than 40 wild dogs in the Loliondo Game Controlled Area, on the eastern border of Serengeti National Park, is currently under investigation by Ngorongoro district authorities. According to reports, people living in the area are alleged to have carried out the killing in reaction to the loss of livestock to the animals. Villagers complained to journalists that 157 of their goats and four of their cows had fallen prey to wild dogs. The dogs were apparently burned alive in the caves in which they reside, near the villages of Kertalo and Orkiu, when the perpetrators lit fires in the caves and blocked the entrances with rocks, trapping the animals inside.
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