Group of poachers killed by lions after sneaking onto South African game reserve


A group of poachers were bested by a pride of lions after they broke into a South African game reserve in a bid to stalk and slaughter a herd of rhinos.

At least three men made their way onto the Sibuya Game Reserve in the early hours of the morning on Monday. They were “armed with, among other things, a high powered rifle with a silencer, an axe, wire cutters and had food supplies for a number of days,” according to a press release.

Reserve owner Nick Fox said they had “all the hallmarks of a gang intent on killing rhino and removing their horns.”

An antipoachingMonday, but the handler brushed off concerns. At the same time he’d heard a commotion coming from the lions so he suspected that’s what prompted a reaction from the dog.

“However, it now…

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