GLOBAL ONE NEWS (G1) — A skull and a pair of trousers believed to be from a rhino poacher who was killed by an elephant and eaten by a pride of lions have been found in a South African park.
Rangers at the Kruger National Park said April 5 they found the remains days after the man — along with his accomplices — attempted to hunt rhinos from the wild reserve.
The poachers were reportedly in the park on April 2 when an elephant attacked and killed one of them.
They immediately informed his relatives who alerted park rangers of the incident. Rangers struggled to find his body until they discovered a skull and a pair of trousers.
Park officials said the “evidence” indicates he was devoured by a pride of lions.
Meanwhile, four of the dead man’s accomplices are facing multiple charges including trespassing and possession of firearms.