2 suspected rhino poachers were mauled to death and eaten by lions while they were hunting on a game reserve in South Africa.
Rangers discovered the remains of 2 poachers, that can be 3, in a lion enclosure in the Sibuya Reserve, which is located near the South-East town of Kenton-on-Sea.
A rifle and an ax were also found on the ground.
There has been a rise in poaching in Africa in recent years.
Rhino horn is highly demanded in parts of Asia. They are used in traditional medicines in China to be particular.
China, Vietnam, and other countries are known to believe that rhino horns are capable of treating a number of incurable illnesses.
Little do these people know what rhino horn is made out of the same material as the fingernails that we have.
Nick Fox, the Sibuya Reserve owner, said that the suspected poachers entered the reserve on the evening of Sunday and on the morning of Monday.
During an interview with Fox, she said:
They strayed into a pride of lions – it’s a big pride so they didn’t have too much time. We’re not sure how many there were – there’s not much left of them.
The remains were spotted in the reserve’s lion enclosure area.
An anti-poaching team arrived on the scene to investigate.
Investigations then revealed that a hunting rifle with a silencer, a long axe, wire cutters, and other poaching materials were found in the area.
Lions were tranquilized so the remains of the humans could be removed by the investigating team, said Fox
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