Lions eat rhino poachers on South African game reserve

Share
Lions eat rhino poachers on South African game reserve

"Lions were right there-metres away from us-at the time".

Generally, Fox said, this specific group of lions does not react to a game vehicle containing people the same way it views individuals who are walking on the ground without a vehicle.

PHOTO: Sibuya Game Reserve is seen here in this undated file photo.

Over the last few days game guides and anti-poaching staff have continued to drive game viewing vehicles in the vicinity of this pride to check for any behavioural differences and they have confirmed that to date there have been none.

After ensuring the lions were not a threat to tourists, Fox said there will not be any changes to "the status quo of our lions".

However, Fox said, after an initial investigation, it appeared the dog had been alerted by something else that was out of the ordinary coming from the pride of lions inside the park. "Clearly, the poachers had walked into a pride of six lions and some, if not all had been killed", according to a Facebook post by Fox. "We lost three rhino in March 2016".

According to Sibuya Game Reserve's owner Nick Fox, a group of at least three poachers entered their property overnight on July 2.

"The best estimate we have so far is that three of the gang were eaten".

"The axe that was found on the scene is what is used to by these poachers to hack off the horn after they kill the animal", he added.

"Investigators and specialists combed the scene and managed to retrieve remains, which were taken by the Department of Health to conduct forensic testing", South African Police Service Captain Mali Govender said in a statement.

In February a poacher was killed by lions in the Umbabat Game Reserve near the Kruger National Park, and his family were forced to identify him using all that was left - his head.

Three rhinos were killed in nearby Port Alfred in May 2018, raising the total of illegal rhino killings in the province to nine for the year.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Man who asked black woman for ID at pool loses his job
We sincerely regret that an incident occurred yesterday at our community pool that left neighbors feeling racially profiled. Edwards demands an apology from Adam, who has a hard time acknowledging the woman and leaves the pool with his family.

Lovren’s Croatia set up World Cup semi-final with England
As with the previous knockout rounds, if a game finishes level after 90 minutes it will go to extra time for another 30 minutes. And it was Lovren's team that prevailed 4-3 in the shootout when Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic netted the decisive kick.

Wimbledon 2018: Roger Federer continues flawless start at SW19
Meanwhile, 13th seed Julia Goerges, Donna Vekic, Ekaterina Makarova, Camila Giorgi all progressed to the fourth round. Anderson earlier became the first man through to the fourth round after beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3 7-5 7-5.

Business hiring forges ahead in June, with 213,000 jobs added
Over the past three months, the economy has produced a robust average monthly job gain of 211,000. Economists expect inflation will hover around its target because of labor market tightness.

Suzuki Jimny launched in Japan
The model, as reported earlier , will be sold with a 660cc petrol motor for the Japanese domestic market. That petrol power plant will be mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

Donald Trump nears decision on replacement for Supreme Court
Trump had discussed the nomination with Vice President Mike Pence in Bedminster, New Jersey yesterday. Thapar was on the shortlist of candidates after Judge Antonin Scalia died in 2016.

Merkel's Bavarian ally hopeful SPD coalition partner will back migrant centres
The compromise comes on the heels of a migration policy spat between Merkel and Seehofer that threatened to topple the government. His visit came amid the Germany's ruling coalition parties are in a dispute over migration policy.

Six boys rescued from flooded Thai cave
The acting Chiang Rai governor told reporters " today is D-Day " with 13 foreigner and five Thai divers taking part in the rescue. The rescue operation to retrieve 12 schoolboys and their football coach trapped deep underground in a Thai cave is underway.

USA payrolls rise 213,000; wage gains slow, unemployment up
USA employers added a higher-than-expected 213,000 jobs last month, extending the USA economy's long-running growth streak. It also boosted the US stock indexes, which are expected to reap weekly gains on Friday after 14 days of losses.

Japan's Abe praises Pompeo after Pyongyang's 'gangster-like' jibe
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo drives towards Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday , July 6, 2018. At the talks, Mr Pompeo did not meet with Mr Kim, but instead with Kim Yong-chol, who is seen as his right-hand man.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.