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3 Alleged Rhino Poachers Eaten by Lions

February 11, 2019

On July 3rd, an anti-poaching unit led by Nick Fox, owner of Sibuya, a South African game reserve, discovered what are believed to be the remains of three alleged rhino poachers who had been eaten by lions. Althought the team found only one skull and a few pelvic bones, they estimate that there were three men based on clothes and shoes found at the site. A high-powered rifle was also found, among other equipment. Over 1000 rhinos were illegally killed in 2017 in South Africa, which is home to about 80 percent of the world's rhino population.

Key Takeaways:

  • Dogs in an anti-poaching patrol were heard to react to something early on a Monday.
  • It was the next day, Tuesday, however, before human remains were discovered, specifically a human skull.
  • Guns, bags and bread were found, littered across the preserve camp area by the preserve owner, Nick Fox, and a patrol unit.

"Bread, weapons, and human remains were found scattered around the lions’ camp in a South African game reserve."

Read more: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/07/alleged-rhino-poachers-eaten-by-lions-south-africa-reserve/

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