Lions eat suspected rhino poachers on game reserve

Lions eat suspected rhino poachers on game reserve

[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.

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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.”

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