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Crocodiles, led by a large specimen named Prime Minister, killed and ate their 70-year-old keeper during a show for tourists.
The Nation - Crocodiles devour zookeeper in Cote d'Ivoire:
"Toke regularly entertained guests, both local and international, by moving around the crocodiles and lifting their tails for memorial photos.
According to the newspaper, Toke had gone into the lake to feed the crocodiles and alligators at 5pm on Monday, when one of the crocodiles held his long shirt.
``The old man, according to the eyewitnesses, waved the crocodile aside, but the biggest and oldest among the crocodiles, known as ``Prime Minister’’, opened its mouth and seized him.
``The animal threw him into the water and started tearing him into shreds to the consternation of the many guests by the lake, who were enjoying the end of Ramadan.''"
Thanks to Croconut for the news tip.