[Ed. – The circle of life]
At least two suspected rhino poachers were mauled to death by a pride of lions on a South African game reserve, according to a report from the BBC.
Rangers discovered the remains of at least two poachers, who were believed to have snuck on to the protected area, in a lion enclosure on the Sibuya reserve.
Nick Fox, the owner of the reserve, said rangers also found a “high powered rifle with a silencer, an ax, wire cutters and … food supplies for a number of days,” in a press release shared on Facebook.
Fox said the supplies were “the hallmarks of a gang intent on killing rhino[s] and removing their horns.”
He believed the suspected poachers entered the reserve sometime around late Sunday night.
“They strayed into a pride of lions — it’s a big pride so they didn’t have too much time,” Fox told AFP news agency.
“We’re not sure how many there were,” Fox continued. “There’s not much left of them.”