His screams for help raised the alarm but the lions quickly killed the man and devoured most of his body before being chased off.

“It seems the victim was poaching in the game park when he was attacked and killed by lions,” Limpopo police spokesman Moatshe Ngoepe told the AFP. “They ate his body, nearly all of it, and just left his head and some remains.”

“A scream was heard and the lions were scattered by the sound of gunshots but it was too late to do anything for him. He was eaten,” a local worker is reported as saying.

Officers found a rifle and ammunition next to the body at Ingwelala Private Nature Reserve just outside the national nature reserve, near Hoedspruit in the Limpopo province, the AFP reported.

Authorities first thought the victim was a driver of a tractor who had gone missing, but he has since been found alive. Police have not yet identified the suspected poacher.

Lion poaching has been an increasing problem in South Africa. The wild lion population dropped from 30,000 to 20,000 in 2017, according to The South African.

According to Panthera, lions have disappeared from 90 percent of their historic range due to habitat loss, hunting and poaching, retaliatory killings by livestock owners, loss of prey and other factors. “Just over a century ago, there were more than 200,000 wild lions living in Africa. Today, there are only about 20,000; lions are extinct in 26 African countries.”

Responses to "Lions eat suspected poacher near the Kruger National Park in South Africa"

  1. Unknown says:

    Retribution... swift and exact.

  2. Unknown says:

    They are beautiful magnificent creatures.Im glad the poacher or anyone else trying to kill them.has been killed😁😂Karma is a Bitch 😉

  3. Unknown says:

    I hear humans taste good to lions.

  4. Unknown says:

    Karma is a bitch.

  5. Unknown says:

    Justice prevails! He deserved to die! Now if we could get them to eat all the other poachers as well, we wouldn't need anymore poaching guards. Everyone knows there are not enough of the guards to go around. Why are the people living there letting people from here kill these beautiful animals. Money isn't everthing.

  6. Unknown says:

    I love Karma! Good for them! Do we think anyone might learn anything from this?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Good lions! Now go kill some more poachers :)

  8. Unknown says:

    I hope the Lions are OK. And didn’t get indigestion, usually happens with cheap food.

  9. Unknown says:

    Score one for the lions!

  10. Keep up the awesome work guys !!!!! Get those nasty jerks !!!

  11. Anonymous says:

    I am a firm believer ln Karma. That being said lions 1 and poacher 0.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Perfect! Good kitties! They didn't eat his head because they didn't like the way he thinks...

  13. Unknown says:


  14. I love cats

  15. Great going kitties!!

  16. Lions: “Tastes like (a) chicken...”

    Oh welp, one douchebag less taking up oxygen...high 5, lions ��

  17. Barbra says:

    I hope it would only happen to the tRump boys who have to show off what they have killed for sport!

  18. sascar says:

    Yippee, hope they enjoyed their feed.

  19. Unknown says:

    People Get What They Deserve!!! JUST SAYING

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