*This video contains graphic images that some viewers may find distressing*. British wildlife park owner, Mike Hodge, is recovering in hospital after being mauled by a lion in South Africa. Hodge reportedly entered the enclosure on Monday to investigate a smell that appeared to be upsetting the animal when the male lion pounced on him and dragged him away in front of onlookers visiting the park. British wildlife park owner mauled by lion in South Africa. Source: News24. Tue 1 May 2018 19.54 BST Last modified on Wed 2 May 2018 09.18 BST.
Staff at the Sibuya Game Reserve in Kenton-on-Sea, South Africa discovered the men’s bloody remains on Tuesday, including dismembered limbs and a decapitated head. Several pairs of empty shoes were discovered, indicating that the lions ate the men, although staff say that more remains may be hidden in the thick bush. “The lions are our watchers and guardians and they picked the wrong pride and became a meal,” reserve owner Nick Fox told the Daily Express.
“Whilst we are saddened at any loss of life, the poachers came here to kill our animals and this sends out a very clear message to any other poachers that you will not always be the winner.” Fox said that axes, wire cutters, and silenced rifles were found near the poachers’ remains. He added that “they were clearly intent on killing rhinos and cutting off their horns.” A helicopter searched the rest of the 30-square-mile reserve, but found no other poachers.
The firearms have been taken by the police for examination, to find out if they have been used in poaching before. On the internet, the butchered poachers found no sympathy. “Mother nature always wins…” mused American actor and conservative James Woods. “I do hope the poor lions didn’t suffer indigestion,” said British TV personality Piers Morgan. Thank you, lions. — Nada Bakos (@nadabakos) Sibuya Game Reserve is home to elephants, rhinos, buffalo, lions and leopards, and is popular with tourists.
In 2016, poachers successfully killed three of the reserve’s rhinos and made off with their severed horns. Rhinoceros horn is a lucrative commodity on the black market, particularly in parts of Asia, where it is powdered and marketed to the rich as a cure-all medicine and legendary aphrodisiac. Despite the fact that rhino horn’s virility-boosting and medicinal effects are a myth, powdered horn sells for up to $100,000 per kilogram in Vietnam, worth more than its weight in gold.
More than 1,000 rhinos were killed illegally in South Africa last year, a shocking rise since 2007, when only 13 were killed. South Africa is home to around 80 percent of the world’s 29,000 rhinos, making the country a magnet for poachers.
Underfunding and lack of coordination between law enforcement agencies, as well as government corruption make the poachers’ task even easier, said TRAFFIC, an international wildlife trade watchdog. Africa’s 20,000 white rhinos are classified as ‘near threatened,’ while its 5,000 black rhinos are considered ‘critically endangered.
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*This video contains graphic images that some viewers may find distressing* British wildlife park owner, Mike Hodge, is recovering in hospital after being mauled by a lion in South Africa. Hodge reportedly entered the enclosure on Monday to investigate a smell that appeared to be upsetting the animal when the male lion pounced on him and dragged him away in front of onlookers visiting the park •
The lion who viciously attacked a man at a wildlife area in South Africa has reportedly been killed. The man is said to have survived but a video of the attack was widely shared on social media.
The News24 media outlet reported Wednesday that a staff member at Marakele Predator Centre in Limpopo province killed the lion after it mauled Michael Hodge, the owner of the facility. Hodge, however, survived the attack. The video posted on the News24 website on Tuesday shows Hodge walking in an enclosure behind the lion and then running for an exit when the lion turns and chases him.
The lion quickly drags him toward the bushes. Hodge suffered neck and jaw injuries and is being treated at a hospital. Police say they are investigating. The website of the Marakele Predator Centre says Hodge and his wife moved from Britain to South Africa in 1999.
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