Lions Kill Suspected Rhino Poachers on South African Reserve


A pride of lions killed and ate suspected rhino poachers at a South African game reserve this week, the reserve’s owner said in a statement.

A group of poachers, likely three, were believed to have entered the Sibuya Game Reserve in Kenton, on the southern coast of South Africa, early Monday morning armed with the “hallmarks” of rhino poaching, including a powerful rifle with a silencer, reserve owner Nick Fox said in the statement posted to Facebook.

But they were apparently confronted by a pride of lions around 4:30 a.m. before they could reach the rhinos, something an anti-poaching dog may have detected — its handler heard a commotion coming from the pride of lions, which is not unusual, and dismissed the dog’s alert, Fox said.

Officials on Tuesday found human remains, along with a…

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