Five lions were poisoned and one’s face and entrance paws hacked off by poachers at the Akwaaba Predator Park close to Rustenburg, South Africa.
Based on Akwaaba Predator Park supervisor, Bronwyn Moss, the five lions were discovered discovered lifeless in their enclosures final Monday evening.
“At round 11:30 safety guards, patrolling the farm, contacted the farm supervisor and advised him that one thing was incorrect with the lions. When the farm supervisor arrived at the location, he found the lifeless lions. He noticed a whole lot of blood in one of many cages and discovered that one of many lion’s two entrance toes and face were chopped off. We suspect that the lions were all poisoned at the identical time, however the poachers were disturbed by the safety guards earlier than they may get to the opposite lions,” Moss stated.
The related authorities were contacted and an investigation is ongoing.
Akwaaba Pradator Park is providing a reward of R 100 000 to any one who has information that can result in the arrest and conviction of the poachers.
One other firm, Particular FX and Occasions, is providing a further R 10 000 reward.