Rhino poachers mauled to death by lions

The group apparently strayed into a large group of lionesse, and since lionesses do the hunting for the family, the poachers became a prime target as their next meal.

    2018/07/06

NSFW    KENTON-ON-SEA, SOUTH AFRICA — A group of Rhino poachers recently entered a South African game reserve thinking they'd hunt a little rhino, but in a turn of events, the poachers became food for the lions instead.

According to the reserve owner, at least three rhino poachers entered the game reserve late night on July 1.

The rhino poachers were armed with a high powered rifle with a silencer, an axe, wire
cutters, and had food supplies enough for a number of days.

The BBC reports that demand for rhino horns has increased throughout the years, Asian countries like China and Vietnam have a huge demand for rhino horns as they believe they have aphrodisiac qualities.

The group apparently strayed into a large group of lionesse, and since lionesses do the hunting for the family, the poachers became a prime target as their next meal.

What was left of the poachers were first spotted Tuesday afternoon, and an anti-poaching team had to tranquilise several lions before recovering the remains.

According to the BBC, more than 7,000 rhinos have been killed in South Africa in the past decade.
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