Hunt underway for man-eating leopard after killing 3-year-old boy

A 3-year old boy has died, after a fatal attack by a leopard at the Queen Elizabeth National Park, in Uganda.

The unnamed child, who had followed his nanny into an unfenced portion of the park on Friday, was taken by one of the large cats before disappearing into the bush.

The nanny reports she had no idea the 3-year-old had followed her in, but attempted to intervene once she heard screams.

She was unable to stop the leopard from taking the boy and his remains were found the next day.

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The leopard is still on the loose, but park officials are determined to find the animal.

"The hunt is on with the intention of capturing the leopard and removing it from the wild because once it has eaten human flesh, the temptations are high to eat another human being, it becomes dangerous," one ranger at the Queen Elizabeth National Park said.

This is the second large cat attack in Africa this month, a British man was attacked by a lion in South Africa just a week ago.

The 71-year-old was able to escape and is now recovering.