Rhino poacher trampled to death by elephants; eaten by lions, authorities say

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FILE – In this Tuesday, July 7, 2015 file photo, a lion sits with other members of the pride in the early morning, in the savannah of the Maasai Mara, south-western Kenya. A wildlife official said Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 that Maasai herdsmen have been arrested for allegedly poisoning lions in the Maasai Mara Game […]

A man was trampled to death by elephants after he allegedly entered a South African wildlife reserve to kill rhinos. The Letaba Herald reported a pride of lions is believed to have eaten some of the man’s remains. 

Kruger National Park officials said a human skull and a pair of pants were found Thursday after other poachers told the man’s family what had happened and the family notified park officials. 

Four other poachers were arrested. 

“Entering Kruger National Park illegally and on foot is not wise, it holds many dangers and this incident is evidence of that,” Glenn Phillips, who manages the national preserve, told the newspaper. “It is very sad to see the daughters of the deceased mourning the loss of their father, and worse still, only being able to recover very little of his remains.”

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