Lion poaching: the brutal new threat to Africa’s Lion prides
You didn’t expect that selling parts and bones from captive Lions boost poaching? Think AGAIN!
The big cats are horribly easy to kill with poisoned meat, allowing poachers to hack off their faces and paws – but rangers are now on their trail
Panthera researcher Kris Everatt says “poaching has the potential to be incredibly detrimental to Africa’s wild lions, this is something we definitely didn’t need – another huge challenge.”
“It happened really fast in Mozambique and it will happen really fast in the rest of Africa. Lion poaching has already been reported from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.”
“We could end up with the only place left with wild lions in Africa, here in the Kruger National Park.”
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