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Lions Kill And Eat Suspected Poacher

Lions Kill And Eat Suspected PoacherA suspected poacher was found dead last week after being killed and partially eaten by lions, according to reports out of South Africa.



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Suspected poacher mauled to death by pack of lions in South Africa

Suspected poacher mauled to death by pack of lions in South AfricaAuthorities in Limpopo, which is the northernmost province of South Africa, discovered the unidentified man’s remains alongside a rifle and ammunition at a private nature park outside of the famous Kruger National Park. Police spokesman Moatshe Ngoepe told AFP that he believes the victim was poaching in the game park when he was attacked and killed by the pack of lions.



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Five roaming lions raise alarm in South Africa

Five roaming lions raise alarm in South AfricaBy Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Five lions are on the loose in a rural area about 35 miles (60 km) west of South Africa’s commercial capital of Johannesburg, police and conservationists said on Saturday as they launched operations to capture them. There have been a spate of such incidents this year in South Africa, which unlike most African countries keeps large, dangerous wildlife in enclosed reserves to prevent conflict with people and livestock. The area where the animals have been sighted near the town of Fochville is a patchwork of cattle farms, open countryside, crowded squatter camps and gold mining communities.



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2 lions, freed from circuses, are poached in South Africa

2 lions, freed from circuses, are poached in South AfricaJOHANNESBURG (AP) — In 2016, 33 lions freed from circuses in Peru and Colombia were transported to South Africa to live out their days in a wildlife refuge. Last week, poachers broke into the sanctuary, killing two of the big cats.



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US animal sanctuary kills all its animals including three tigers and three lions

US animal sanctuary kills all its animals including three tigers and three lionsThe owners of an American animal sanctuary have come under fire for killing all 11 of its exotic animals, despite other rescue centres offering to rehome the three tigers, three lions and five bears. The Lion’s Gate Sanctuary in Colorado said it was forced to euthanise its animals last month after it was denied permission to relocate away from a site that had repeatedly flooded. Co-owners doctor Joan Laub and Peter Winney said in a statement they planned to build a new facility on 45 acres of empty land they owned, but were denied permission by commissioners who bowed to pressure from local residents in an “unfair” hearing.



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