A suspected rhino poacher has been trampled on by an elephant then eaten by a pride of lions in Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Accomplice poachers told the victim’s family that he had been killed by an elephant on Tuesday. Relatives notified the park ranger.
A search party struggled to find the body but eventually found a human skull and a pair of trousers on Thursday.
As a life-long hunter myself … I can only say to the Lions … Bon Appetit! Enjoy!— Republican Swine (@RepublicanSwine) April 7, 2019
Poachers are the scum of the Earth & Trophy hunters are Trash Hunters.
Poacher ‘met grisly end’ after being killed by an elephant and eaten by a pride of lions: reporthttps://t.co/Zvqo4XTdG0
The managing executive of the park extended his condolences to the family.
“Entering Kruger National Park illegally and on foot is not wise,” he said. “It holds many dangers and this incident is evidence of that.”
Kruger National Park has an ongoing problem with poaching and there remains a strong demand for rhino horn in Asian countries.
— BREAKING: Hong Kong Customs seize record haul of rhino horns on a flight from SA —— STROOP – journey into the rhino horn war (@STROOP_film) April 6, 2019
Article below, but the rhino horns & body parts were smuggled out as auto parts… why are South African authorities not catching this at the source???https://t.co/ZDAdab7Bp7 pic.twitter.com/SFMFzF7Q9F
On Saturday, Hong Kong airport authorities seized the biggest haul of rhino horn in five years, valued at $2.1 million.