South African ‘rhino poachers’ get eaten by lions in game reserve
Several South African “rhino poachers” were eaten by a pack of lions after they had trespassed into a game reserve sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning.
The Sibuya Game Reserve owner, Nick Fox, said yesterday that at least three poachers entered the premises. They were heavily armed with a rifle with silencer, an axe and wire cutters, and had food supplies, which were “the hallmarks of a gang intent on killing rhino and removing their horns.”
The bodies were found Tuesday afternoon after one of the reserve’s field guides alerted their Anti-Poaching Unit. Apparently, the poachers walked into a pride of six lions.
Upon the discovery, the Association of Anti-Poaching Cluster and police were alerted to search the area. As of this writing, it was not known how many poachers were killed.
According to UK-based conservation charity Save the Rhino International, 7,245 rhinoceros died in South Africa due to poaching between 2007 and 2017. Last year alone 1,028 rhinos were killed in the hands of poachers. /ra
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