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Lions 3, Poachers nil

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Lions 3, Poachers nil

Well done lions!!!

Hopefully, no one will now want to shoot these lions for being lions.

https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/lion…

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Salt Lake City
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1. Re: Lions 3, Poachers nil

Thanks for sharing :)

Hooray for the lions.

Long Island, New...
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2. Re: Lions 3, Poachers nil

"We're not sure how many there were – there's not much left of them”

"It's still business as usual, it doesn't change anything we do,"

Good for those lions protecting their neighbors. And the reserve is not feeling any undeserved empathy. Thank you!

Edited: 06 July 2018, 14:38
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3. Re: Lions 3, Poachers nil

It made US national news too! On nbc’s home page.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/rhino-poa…

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4. Re: Lions 3, Poachers nil

Poetic justice!

London, United...
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5. Re: Lions 3, Poachers nil

First world attitudes like this do nothing to protect wildlife.

Johannesburg, South...
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6. Re: Lions 3, Poachers nil

Pappajay,

What?

Gold Coast...
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7. Re: Lions 3, Poachers nil

Loved this when I heard it the other day, and another similar story about a hunter.

Anyway three down, but sadly there will be more lined up waiting.

Edited: 07 July 2018, 10:58
Toronto, Canada
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8. Re: Lions 3, Poachers nil

The first thing I thought was that I was surprised it didn't happen more often, with the poachers roaming around in wildlife dense areas at night - but then I wondered if maybe it does happen more often but folks just don't find the remains.

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9. Re: Lions 3, Poachers nil

From what I know expanderly it does happen, especially on the east side of Kruger, along the Moz border where many cross.

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10. Re: Lions 3, Poachers nil

I cannot see the proof that the three guys were indeed rhino poachers. I do recall other cases where murder victims were put in lion enclosures to get rid of evidence. Always skeptical . . . . . .

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