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Rhino Poacher Trampled To Death By Elephants Then Eaten By Lions

According to the NYDailyNews, an elephant trampled an alleged rhino poacher to death and then his remains were reportedly eaten by a lion.

According to the South African National Parks, the incident took place last week at Kruger National Park and the man’s remains were discovered two days later. The deceased man’s family told police that his friends told them the man had been killed. The four friends fled the scene but were later arrested and are currently in custody.

After the family was informed, they called the park and head ranger to conduct a search party to find him.

“Entering Kruger National Park illegally and on foot is not wise, it holds many dangers and this incident is evidence of that,” Glenn Phillips, Managing Executive of the KNP, said. “It is very sad to see the daughters of the diseased mourning the loss of their father, and worse still, only being able to recover very little of his remains.”

“Between January 2005 and January 2017, nearly 2,000 elephants and roughly 6,300 rhinos had been slaughtered at the hands of poachers in South Africa and Kenya alone,” the organization said.



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