South Africa is famous for having the highest population of wild rhinos. Because of this fact, there is a great deal of poaching activity in this region.
The current population of rhinos in the world is around 29,000. Over a thousand of these majestic beasts were illegally hunted in 2017.
The reason why poachers are attracted to rhinos is for their horns. These horns are in great demand in southeastern countries.
The peoples of this region believe that rhino horns possess healing properties, therefore the horns command high prices. A single horn could pull in a whopping $300,000.
A lot of people believe in the power of Karma, so the events that happened to poachers recently may not come as too much of a surprise to some people.
Three poachers received some cosmic justice when they entered a reserve to try and kill some endangered rhinos.
In a gruesome turn of events, the poachers were eaten alive by ferocious lions.
The owner of the reserve, Nick Fox, reports that the feast took place at around midnight of July 2nd. Very little remained of the poachers to provide evidence of the incident.
The staff people at the park only found one skull and a portion of a human pelvis. There were no other bodily remains.
There were some pieces of clothing at the scene, including three pairs of shoes and gloves. This is what led to the conclusion that three male poachers were eaten.
There was also some poaching equipment at the scene, including an ax, wire cutters and some hunting rifles with silencers.
Fox remarked that, although this was a tragic end for the poachers, it should serve as a lesson for others who might consider risking their lives to obtain the valuable horns of these endangered creatures.